Magnolia x brooklynensis Daybreak

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark

Daybreak is a good choice if you are choosing 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 about 2-years.

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

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
3-year Daybreak tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£49.95
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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.

Daybreak magnolia tree


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.

Daybreak characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Free-draining site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit