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MAGNOLIA rostrata

Commonly known as Beaked magnolia

Available autumn 2020 -
Small £30.00 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre


  • Deciduous - terminal whorls of leaves to 50cm (20in), coppery-green and covered with rusty felt when young.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - pink-tinged
  • White - creamy white.
  • Height - 15-20m (49-65ft)
  • Spread - 5-6m (16-20ft)
  • Tree - open-branched tree with stout branches. Cylindrical red fruit cones 13cm (5in) long have a claw-like beak on each carpel
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - requires a sheltered site, protected from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
  • Pests & Diseases - honey fungus, coral spot, scale insects
  • Place of origin - Yunnan, Tibet, Burma
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - at first. 14cm (5½in) tall comprising a cone of 8 inner tepals and 3 slightly shorter, reflexed outer sepals
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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
15-20m (49-65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-6m (16-20ft)

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