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Magnolia x ( Little Girl Series) ‘Betty’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Magnolia x 'Betty' is a bushy branching selection with attractive star-shaped flowers, deep purplish-pink on the outside and white within. These are up to 15-20 cm across, scented and have long, narrow petals.

It is a stunning large shrub or very small tree when the flowers open in late April or May, up to 2-3 weeks later than other Magnolia. So it is less susceptible to late spring frosts.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Magnolia x  ( Little Girl Series) ‘Betty’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Magnolia x 'Betty' grows to be a medium sized shrub with an upright habit initially and more rounded once mature.
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2 m (6 ft)

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Common names

Magnolia 'Betty'


Magnolia x ( Little Girl Series) ‘Betty’ (Magnolia 'Betty'). This magnolia has deep purple-red buds which open to reveal white-pink flowers. Copper yellow leaf buds turn into dark green leaves, which turn yellow and bronze before dropping. ‘Betty’ is a cross between M. liliiflora ‘Nigra’ and M. stellata ‘Rosea’.


They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for it's attractive flowers. They work well for planting in lawns, shrub borders, woodland peripheries and can be grown as a tall, informal hedge.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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