Magnolia campbellii

  • Family Magnoliaceae
  • Genus Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit
  • Details M. campbellii is a vigorous, conical then spreading, deciduous tree to 15m. White or crimson to rose pink, cup-and-saucer-shaped flowers up to 30cm across, are produced in late winter and early spring, ahead of the large (25cm), oval leaves
  • Plant range Himalaya to China


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds and/or flowers. See magnolia cultivation

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings from late spring to early summer or semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Architectural

How to care

Pruning Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf

Pests Susceptible to scale insects

Diseases Susceptible to coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot