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Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret magnolia flower

Princess Margaret is an early-flowering Magnolia, featuring large mauve-pink flowers.

Magnolia

Princess Margaret magnolia for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).

Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery when the new season starts. You won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

To avoid damage to the flowers plant in a sheltered position.

History

Magnolias are a primitive genus, and this can be seen in the way the inner petals and outer protective sepals of the flower are undifferentiated.  Magnolias are therefore usually considered to have tepals, rather than separate petals and sepals. The relative lack of protection for the flower is one of the reasons that all Magnolias do best in sheltered situations.

Princess Margaret is a seedling of Magnolia campbellii 'Alba' crossed with Magnolia sargentiana and was raised on the royal estate at Windsor in the 1950s.

Princess Margaret characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flowering seasonEarly
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Annual cycleDeciduous