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Magnolia susan - Susan Magnolia

Magnolia susan is a cross between Magnolia liliflora ‘Nigra’ and Magnolia stellata ‘Rosea’. It belongs to the ‘Little Girl’ series of hybrid Magnolias developed at the U.S. National Arboretum in the mid-1950s.

Magnolia Susan is a stunning slow-growing, small upright tree, perfect for the smaller garden.

Magnolia Susan produces spectacular tulip shaped, fragrant flowers that are a deep purple-pink. The showy flowers bloom in April-May. As they flower slightly later than other Magnolias they usually escape potential frost damage.

The foliage is ovate, medium sized green leaves turning golden-yellow in the autumn months.

FACT: Magnolia Susan won RHS Award of Garden Merit.
FACT: The names of the Magnolias in the other ‘Little Girls’ series are: Ann, Betty, Jane, Judy, Pinkie, Randy, Ricki.

Plant Profile

Name: Magnolia susan

Common Name: Susan Magnolia

Family: Magnoliaceae

Height: 2.5-4.0m

Width: 2.5-4.0m

Demands: Full Sun / Partial sun

Soil: Moist well drained, clay, loam or soil

Foliage: Medium sized green leaves

Flowers: Deep pink purple tulip shaped flower

Magnolia susan info sheet

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