MICHELIA 'Fairy Blush'

Pale pink fragrant flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pale pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Fast-growing shrub producing blooms from attractive russet buds, on relatively young plants
  • 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

MICHELIA 'Fairy Blush'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be clipped to remain compact
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, red spider mites under glass. Honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Mark Jury. New Zealand
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - smaller gardens
  • Flower Shape
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
    6cm (2½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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