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Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury, Magnolia Felix® is stunning. This woody tree grows well in most climates, tolerating all but the coldest temperatures. It performs best in the sun and enjoys protection from strong winds. In early Spring the reward is a mass of magnificent, 12 inch large, open-faced hot pink flowers. Magnolia Felix® is an upright smaller tree growing to a height of 16 feet, making it suitable for smaller gardens or featured in larger landscape plantings.
- Magnolia Felix® is an excellent landscape tree because of large brightly colored flowers
- Interesting lighter green foliage
- Gorgeous hot pink flower color
- Felix displays large, opulent flowers up to 12 inches in diameter
- Pruning is generally not necessary, except for early training of the plant
- Grows well in most climates - cold hardy to USDA zone 5
General garden / landscape plant.
Upright stout pyramidal shaped tree.
Up to 12 inches.
16.5 feet for 10 year old tree
11.5 feet for 10 year old tree
Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5.
Flowers before leaves are produced in early Spring.
Number Of Flowers
Hundreds of flowers on a mature tree.
Hot pink blooms.
Light green leaves 10 inches x 8 inches, smooth on top and pubescent on underside. (Lighter green than most Magnolias).
Pruning is unnecessary, however, crossed or competing branches can be removed while the plant is young to improve its shape
Friable, well drained soil with good organic matter content best, but will tolerate range of soil types.
Average water requirements for medium to large tree.
Apply 1 to 4 handfuls controlled release fertilizer (20:12:16) in Spring.
No particular disease problems.
No particular pest problems.
This tree is grown mainly as a garden or commercial specimen for its large and colorful flowers. Suitable for larger landscape projects where flowers are viewed from a distance. Though Felix flowers on 5 to 6 year old plants as with other Magnolias, it appears to be slower when compared to Black Tulip.