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Watermelon

Watermelon features rich crimson flowers, borne on bare stems ahead of the foliage.  It flowers from a relatively young age.

The semi-double flowers are large, even by Magnolia standards, typically 15cm - 20cm across.

Watermelon magnolia for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £54.95
    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).


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
  • Flower colourRed - darkMagenta
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after floweringLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

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