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Elizabeth

Elizabeth magnolia blossom

Elizabeth is a compact yellow-flowering Magnolia. The large flowers are borne on bare branches, ahead of the leaves.

It grows with a characteristic conical form, wider at the bottom and and narrower at the top.

Magnolia

Elizabeth magnolia for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).

Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery when the new season starts. You won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

Elizabeth comes into flower later in the season, which helps avoid the damaging effects of frost which can spoil the appearance of earlier Magnolias. However like all Magnolias it is best planted in a sheltered spot.

History

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' was released in 1977 by Dr Sperber of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is named after Elizabeth Van Brunt, who donated land for the research facility where this variety was developed.

It is a cross between two Magnolia species - Magnolia acuminata which has yellow flowers and Magnolia denudata which has cream flowers.

Elizabeth characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plantScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous