With wonderful clear yellow flowers Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ is a medium to fast grown deciduous variety that will reach around 5 – 7m in height over time.
The yellow flowers appear in mid to late spring on bare wood, elegant fragrant cup shaped blooms, followed by attractive green foliage.
Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ earns a place in the garden for its simple beauty and the fact that this is the first smaller growing yellow flowering variety to be available.
Performing best is a humus rich slightly acidic soil and a sheltered position Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ makes an excellent feature tree for a medium to large garden. Frost hardy once established although some protection is advised for young trees.
This is a hybrid between M. acuminata and M. denudata. Usually sold as 3 -4 year old plants they should flower at this age.
- Although reasonably drought tolerant it is best to provide extra moisture during hot dry summers.
- Pruning is generally not required except for the removal of dead or damaged limbs
- New plants should be staked to help maintain an upright habit, watered in well with aliquot seaweed fertiliser to promote new root growth and mulched to provide a cool root run. Look for a soil ph of 6 – 6.5.