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Aphrodite

Magnolia

Aphrodite features intense magenta-red tulip-like flowers, borne on bare branches. The flowers are long-lasting.

Aphrodite grows with a pleasing tree-like upright-spreading habit, and should reach 4m-5m in the longer term.

Aphrodite magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

Aphrodite is a good substitute for Black Tulip in cooler areas as it flowers a few weeks later. It grows best if planted in full sun in a well-drained slightly acidic soil.

If you need to prune the tree the best times are either straight after flowering or in late summer.

History

Aphrodite was developed by the German Magnolia grower Michael Gottschalk. It is a cross between the well-known Black Tulip and Deep Purple Dream. Both of these parents feature strong magenta colours, which are inherited by Aphrodite.

Aphrodite characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourCrimsonMagenta
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originGermany
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Black Tulip
    Magnolia
    Black Tulip
    Black Tulip has deep ruby red flowers, the darkest of any Magnolia variety.