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Magnolia x (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’

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A delightful, relatively small Magnolia with masses of narrow, purple-red flower buds which open to fragrant cup-shaped pink flowers in spring. Magnolia x 'Ricki' flowers after two or three years, and the display gets better with age.

It has a notably upright habit when young and does not grow particularly quickly which makes it an excellent choice for gardens with limited space.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Magnolia x  (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia x  (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia x  (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£17.50

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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: Medium sized or eventually large shrub with an upright habit initially and rounded once mature.
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: This Magnolia can be grown well in a large container or pot if required. A specimen of Magnolia x 'Ricki', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 1.5 m and a spread of 0.75 m after 6 years.

Plant Finder: about Magnolia x (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’

Common names

Magnolia 'Ricki'

Description

Magnolia x (Little Girl Series) ‘Ricki’ (Magnolia 'Ricki'). Ricki’ is a cross between M. liliiflora ‘Nigra’ and M. stellata ‘Rosea. This is a compact, slow-growing tree which produces bright reddish purple flowers, which are paler inside, with long petals over mid green leaves.

Cultivation

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 its flowers. A good tree for smaller gardens.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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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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