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Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An exquisite and unusual Magnolia with lovely creamy-yellow flowers, introduced in 1977 by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. Magnolia x 'Elizabeth' is a cross between Magnolia acuminata and Magnolia denudata.

It has very pretty, large, primrose-yellow and slightly fragrant flowers with red stamens in late spring. A beautiful standalone or border plant for a sheltered garden!

Supplied Size: 5L containers (young plants, 30 - 50 cm tall)

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Magnolia x  ‘Elizabeth’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Magnolia x 'Elizabeth' appreciates shelter from strong winds.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Small tree with a conical, upright habit.
Height: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Notes: We have found that although hardy, Magnolia x 'Elizabeth' is best planted in an area which does not receive early morning sunlight in spring, as this combined with a frost can cause damage to the flowers.

Plant Finder: about Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’


Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth’. This magnolia has a conical habit and pale primrose yellow, scented flowers with yellow stamens which turn red in late spring. Leaves are ovate and mid green, which turn yellow and copper before dropping.


Protect from strong winds and morning sun, which can damage flowers if combined with a spring frost. Prefers neutral to acid soils.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Can be used as specimen shrubs or as a hedge in a sheltered area.

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Magnolia x  ‘Elizabeth’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade or Any
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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