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MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'

  • Deciduous
    Large, oval leaves 19-20cm (8-10in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Dark purple-red fades to mauvish-pink.
  • Red
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tree
    Long flowering season.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Medium £60.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    Long-flowering and tolerant of hot summers
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. 1968. Caerhays Castle hybrid, Cornwall, UK.
    Youtube video
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Caerhays bred plants
    Magnolias - smaller gardens
  • Core Plants
    Magnolia
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-and-saucer-shaped
    20-25cm (8-10in) across.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
    Broadly conical
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Magnolia - A guide to sizing and pricing
Magnolia - Care Guide
Magnolia - Hybridisation
Magnolia - Propagation
Magnolia - Spotlight Videos
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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