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Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Pale pink
Tall ShrubFast-growing shrub producing blooms from attractive russet buds, on relatively young plants
Hardy - average winterHardy 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 sunShelter from cold, drying winds
MICHELIA 'Fairy Blush'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be clipped to remain compactPests & DiseasesScale insects, red spider mites under glass. Honey fungus, coral spotPlace of originGarden origin. Mark Jury. New Zealand
Burncoose SpecialitiesMagnolias - smaller gardens
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals6cm (2½in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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(see photos above)Ovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.Neutral to acid soil