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Watermelon

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 for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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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
  • 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.