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MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Eric Savill'
Rich pink cup shaped flowers on a small tree. The inside of the flowers are almost white. This was a seedling of M. sprengeri ‘Diva’ at the Savill Gardens.
- Pests & Diseases - scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
- Place of Origin - central China. (garden origin - Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park)
- Hardy - cold Winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/nothern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - in metres - 12m (40ft)
- Height Integer - 12
- Spread - in metres - 10m (30ft)
- Deciduous - leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
- Tree - small tree. Terminal buds are covered with fine yellow hair. Flowers have purplish-red stamens and semi-pendent tepals.
- Full Sun - shelter from strong winds.
- Partial Shade
- Scented flowers
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
- Neutral to acid soil
- Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - 15-20cm (6-8in) across.