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Watermelon

Magnolia

Watermelon features rich coral pink flowers - reminscent of the flesh of a watermelon. The flowers are borne on bare stems ahead of the foliage.

Watermelon flowers from a relatively young age, and the semi-double flowers are large, even by Magnolia standards, typically 15cm - 20cm across.

Watermelon magnolia trees for sale

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

    History

    Watermelon was developed by Vance Hooper of New Zealand.  Its parents are Caerhays Belle and Genie (also developed by Hooper).

    Watermelon characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
    • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sun
    • PruningPrune after floweringLight prune
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
    • Flower colourPink - darkMagenta
    • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
    • Country of originNew Zealand
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    Similar varieties

    • Magnolia
      Genie
      Genie is a compact Magnolia, featuring large dark crimson flowers, with a subtle fragrance.