Bred in Holland but named in the UK Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ really is a wonderful pink flowering magnolia. It may take a few years to settle in to a good flowering habit however once it does the well formed large cup shaped flowers will be the centre of attention in the garden. (see picture right)
A hybrid of M. sargentiana var. robusta x M. sprengeri ‘Diva’ this wonderful plant will eventually grow into large tree, and capable of reaching up to 10m (30ft) in height, however usually smaller, and it is slow growing.
Early flowering, so a frost free position is best. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is an upright plant well suited as a specimen tree. Little care and virtually no pruning is required.
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is available for sale from the following nurseries
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.