Magnolia x brooklynensis Daybreak
- Flowering month: April
- Flower colour: Pink
Daybreak is a good choice as your first Magnolia.
It has relatively large red-pink flowers, which lighten to a pale pink, which have a strong fruity scent.
Flowering is usually in mid-April, making it one of the later-blooming Magnolia varieties. The flowers arrive in advance of the leaves and last for 2-3 weeks. It typically begins flowering from the age of about 2-years, which is sooner than many Magnolias/
The tree and grows with a tidy compact shape.
Daybreak was developed by Dr August Kehr of North Carolina, USA, from a cross of Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Woodsman' and (it is thought) Magnolia 'Tina Durio', and introduced in the 1980s.
Daybreak trees for sale
3-year Daybreak tree - in a 12L pot
What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
(Approx. girth: 6/8).
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
How to grow
As with all Magnolias, plant in a sheltered spot, protected from cold winds.
- Attractive features:
Attractive flowers Scented flowers
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
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- Site conditions:
Sheltered site Free-draining site
Prefers full sun
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- Blossom duration:
Average (2-3 weeks)
- Hardiness rating (RHS):
H6 (to -20C)
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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RHS Award of Garden Merit