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Fairy BlushTM

Magnolia laevifolia
Fairy Blush

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

The tree will eventually reach about 3m.

Fairy Blush magnolia trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    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.

    Fairy Blush responds well to pruning, and will readily produce new shoots after cutting, making it a good choice if you want to try a Magnolia hedge.

    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 / Vase
    • 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

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