Fairy BlushTM Magnolia laevifolia
Fairy Blush is an 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
In a 12L pot
Small size (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
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.
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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