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Daphne

Magnolia acuminata
Daphne
Daphne has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Daphne is one of the best of the yellow-flowered Magnolias, the flowers have a really rich yellow colour.

Daphne also flowers over a longer flowering period than most Magnolias. The flowers appear slightly ahead of the leaves but the leaves eventually catch up.

It's compact habit makes it a good choice for smaller gardens.

Daphne magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £83.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 11th December where these items are showing as in stock.

How to grow

Daphne is one of the later-flowering Magnolias, which should mean you are less likely to see frost-damage on the flowers.

History

Daphne was developed from Miss Honeybee crossed with Gold Crown at the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium in the 1990s.

Daphne characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceLeaves and Flowers appear together
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Daybreak
    Magnolia x brooklynensis
    Daybreak
    Daybreak is another good compact Magnolia suitable for smaller gardens.