Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'
magnolia 'Heaven Scent'
Vigorous small tree about 10m tall, with glossy mid-green leaves to 20cm long. Flowers to 12cm in length, are richly scented, cup-shaped with 9-12 rosy-pink tepals, soon fading to pale pink with a magenta central stripe on the outside, from mid to late spring
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
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. See further magnolia cultivation advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
Minimal pruning required, see magnolia pruning. Deciduous magnolias should only be pruned between midsummer and early autumn
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