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botanical name:
Magnolia 'Apollo'
Magnolia 'Apollo' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Open spreading small deciduous tree. Deep rose-pink buds opening to lilac-pink flowers shading to purple at the petal base, with a lighter shading on the inside. Flowers have very rounded petals, are fragrant and freely produced from an early age.

Prefers heavy, rich and moist lime free soil in a sheltered position, but quite adaptable. Can be pruned after flowering or in July or August. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

other notes:
Hybrid of Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata 'Lanarth' x Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'. Raised by Felix Jury, New Zealand.
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