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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
magnolia 'Charles Raffill'
Magnolia campbellii 'Charles Raffill'
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit
'Charles Raffill' is a deciduous tree, conical at first then spreading, with leaves up to 25cm long. The cup-and-saucer-shaped flowers, produced in late winter and early spring, are around 23cm across, slightly scented, with12 purple-pink petals
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds and/or flowers. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Propagate by softwood cuttings from late spring to early summer or semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
Pests Susceptible to scale insects
Susceptible to coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot
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