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Iolanthe is one of the most popular Magnolias.  It features a profusion of pale pink saucer-shaped flowers, with dark pink centres. It flowers from a young age.

Iolanthe grows with a spreading form, reaching a mature height of perhaps 4m and a spread of 3m.

Iolanthe magnolia trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Iolanthe was developed by New Zealand grower Mark Jury in the 1980s. It is a cross between Magnolia x soulangea Lennei and Magnolia Mark Jury.  Iolanthe has been used in the develpment of many new Magnolia varieties.

Iolanthe characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (former) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Annual cycleDeciduous