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Fairy BlushTM

Fairy Blush is an evergreen Magnolia which features prolific blush-pink flowers, which are produced from a young age.

The tree will eventually reach about 3m.

Fairy Blush magnolia for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Fairy Blush is semi-evergreen, and in mild winters will retain its leaves. It is best grown in a sheltered spot, protected from cold winds, in well-drained soil. Like most Magnolias it prefers slightly acidic conditions.

History

Fairy Blush was developed by New Zealand breeder Mark Jury, originally under the trade name MicJur01.

The species Magnolia laevifolia was until recently classified in a completely different genus, Michelia yunnanensis, but genetic evidence suggests it evolved as part of the Magnolia family. Even so, trees of this species are a bit different from the Magnolias we are used to. They are quite small, and usually flower prolifically and produce ornamental fruitlets from a young age.  The flowers are often fragrant. The leaves are bright green and usually evergreen.

Fairy Blush characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Annual cycleEvergreen