Magnolia Philip Tregunna


This is a big grower with the original plant at Caerhay’s Castle being 38 years from seed and 50 feet tall and wide in 1991. It was then named after the head gardener at the time. Peter Cave imported it to New Zealand and propagated some plants. It is another hybrid between M. campbellii and M. sargentiana var. robusta. The flower is described as reddish purple outside and pink within. In New Zealand we expect it to get to 6m in 10 years, and flower at about 5 or 6 years of age.