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Magnolia Heaven Scent is a flowering magnolia with pale pink globlet shaped flowers with a waxy appearance. The scent from these magnolias is very delicate citrus. We rate this variety as an amazing early flowering magnolia that developes into a small upright ornamental tree.
One of the most popular, Heaven Scent is best known for its profusion of fragrant flowers in the spring. Unfolding from large, vase-shaped buds, the blossoms are blush pink with a magenta stripe on the outside and delicate white on the inner side of the petals. Unlike most Magnolia varieties, this specific cultivar has a prolonged flowering season, allowing you to enjoy the remarkable scented blossoms for 4 to 6 weeks. The foliage develops after the flowers, and the glossy, dark green leaves completely envelop the upright branches.
Growing Tip: Plant in a fairly sheltered area of the garden, these shrubs prefer full sun to partial shade and avoid over pruning. For best results, plant this large flowering shrub in acidic to neutral soil, moist but well-drained. Avoid transplanting or unsettling the soil around it, since this cultivar does not appreciate disturbance.
This ornamental shrub with a columnar habit can grow to be 8 to 12 metres high and spread wider than 12 metres, when fully mature. However, most specimens of this cultivar do not exceed 4 metres, both in height and width, even in optimal conditions. A hybrid bred in the USA, Magnolia Heaven Scent is fully hardy in Britain and Ireland. Although it can withstand winter temperatures up to -15 degrees, the flower buds can be damaged by late spring frost and strong winds, so this shrub might need sheltering in areas with severe winters.
Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens. The attractive, scented blossoms and the prolonged flowering season make this showy tree-like shrub perfect choice for a statement plant, especially for smaller gardens. Free-flowering, Magnolia Heaven Scent works well as a contrast or accentuating plant when grown against an evergreen hedge, or an evergreen shrub border.
Paramount Plants specialises in Magnolias to buy online. Other flowering magnolias include Magnolia Soulangeana and Magnolia Loebneri Leonard Messel.
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