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Sayonara

Magnolia
Sayonara magnolia flower
Sayonara has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Sayonara features large white goblet-shaped flowers, usually with a light pink base.  It is one of the later-flowering Magnolias.

Sayonara grows vigorously when young, calming down as it gets older.

Sayonara magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £67.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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History

Magnolia Sayonara is one of a number of varieties developed by Californian enthusiast Drury Todd Gresham, often known as "Gresham hybrids". Like many of these hybrids it is seedling of Magnolia x veitchii and Magnolia x soulangea 'Lennei Alba' - this was one of Gresham's favourite combinations for hybrid development.

Despite the Californian origins, many of the Gresham hybrids grow well in the UK.

Sayonara characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous