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Aurora

Aurora features medium-large cup-shaped pink flowers.

Aurora grows with an upright, almost columnar form.

Although fairly slow-growing, it flowers regularly from a young age.

Aurora magnolia for sale


    History

    Aurora was developed by New Zealander Oswald Blumhardt, and is a cross between one his best-known earlier Magnolias - 'Star Wars' - and Magnolia x sargentiana. It is arguably even better than 'Star Wars'.

    Aurora characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
    • Growth habitUpright
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
    • PruningPrune after flowering
    • Growth rateSlow
    • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
    • Flower colourPink
    • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
    • Country of originNew Zealand
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    Similar varieties

    • See also Star Wars
      Magnolia
      Star Wars
      Star Wars features very long-lasting dusky-pink flowers and an upright habit.