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Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’

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Magnolia x soulangeana is a hybrid of the cultivars Magnolia liliflora and Magnolia denudata, bred in 1820-26 by the botanist S. Soulange-Bodin in Fromont, France.
Magnolia x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra' is a small tree or shrub with a loose habit and rapid growth rate reaching up to 5 m after a dozen years. At the end of April and the beginning of May, flowers appear on twigs that have not yet developed leaves. They are exceptionally decorative, delicately scented, reach a diameter of 10 to 12 cm and consist of fleshy, shell-shaped petals. They are red-purple on the outside, whitish on the inside with a delicate pink tinge.
'Rustica Rubra' is an old variety bred in the Netherlands, but it remains very attractive and popular is somewhat similar to 'Lennei'.

. Magnolia requires a humus, permeable, slightly acidic substrate and a sheltered, sunny position.

Height and width of the dispatched plant

Variant of the product.

Target height and width

400/500 cm

Planting period

From spring to autumn

Container size

Variant of the product.

Bloom time

From April until May


Hardy, zone 6B


Keep the soil moderately moist.

Soil type

Fertile, loamy, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral



Maintenance procedures

It is important to cover plants for the winter and removing diseased and frosted shoots, after winter.

For details on how to grow magnolias, see HERE.
Magnolia growth rate

Fast growth rate.

Magnolia form

Small tree or large shrub.

Magnolia cutting

Oval and loose.

Flowers - tepala length

From 8 to 10 cm.

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