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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

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


    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