A bushy upright shrub with large mid-green leaves. From mid spring to midsummer, narrow goblet-shaped, fragrant flowers emerge from slender dark burgundy buds. These open to slightly twisted petals which are burgundy on the outside and paler on the inside. A glorious deciduous magnolia that makes a lovely specimen for a small garden with acidic soil.
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, well-drained, acidic soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to June
Hardiness: fully hardy
Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches after flowering. Plant in a sheltered spot, adding plenty of peat to the planting hole. Mulch in spring with manure and leafmould, especially on dry soils.
Supplied in a 10 Litre pot.