Magnolia Heaven Scent
A magnificent, low maintenance, vigorous, dark leaved, deciduous, small to medium sized magnolia tree, Heaven Scent (Magnolia 'Heaven Scent') has the most sublime pink flowers in April and May with a magenta stripe at the base. A richly scented magnolia, this is one of the finest of the ‘Gresham Hybrids'. Magnolia Heaven Scent is UK frost hardy down to H5 which is "Jibber Jabber" to non hard core gardeners. In other words minus fifteen degrees Centigrade, 5 degrees Fahrenheit, 257 degrees Kelvin or similar to your chest freezer.
The Magnolia Heaven Scent is such a fantastic tree that the RHS decided to give it an Award Of Garden Merit. For those not in the know, this is where a panel of gardening experts sit around a table and argue which is the best examples of what plant. There is no red carpet ceremony and news stations do not interrupt their broadcasting schedule to tell you this, but to some the award is significant enough to influence their buying decision.
Plant in full sun or partial shade and by that we are describing the spot it will remain in, not the weather on the day! (we do get asked) Expect better results in a sheltered position. The Magnolia Heaven Scent will tolerate loam, clay and sand with moist well draining soil. If you have ducks floating on your lawn, you do not have well draining soil. As for acidity, Acid to Neutral is preferred. So if you give your Heaven Scent a customer satisfaction survey to fill in and you planted it in chalk, expect low marks.
A small height tree/shrub, so expect a height of up to 4 metres (13 foot) after 10 years. It could go on to be more than twice that height but this is weather and local conditions dependant. As for spread, like most of us in middle age it will increase. You could be looking at more than 8 metres, the tree that is, not you personally.
Container Growing Magnolia Heaven Scent
Suitable for container growing but water and nutritional needs increase considerably, especially in Mid-Summer. As a general rule, in full sun, a 12 Litre pot can dry out in a day, whereas as a 100 litre pot can remain moist for 4 days, especially with a mulch layer.
Pruning Magnolia Heaven Scent
Best to prune the Heaven Scent in mid-summer to early Autumn. A light pruning will encourage new growth and removing dead, diseased or crossing over branches is always advised. Heavy pruning a mature Magnolia Heaven Scent can produce watershoots which are long, vertical and very vigorous shoots and not desirable. If heavy pruning is required to shape the tree, best to space this out over several years and aim for an open centred tree.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Heaven Scent Magnolia Tree
January 2014: Hello Alan, one tree arrived on Wednesday and the other two on Thursday, which was great as I was on site and planted them on Friday morning. All three looked like lovely specimens, well grown and undamaged by transit. I couldn't have picked better myself. The couriers were helpful and careful so I'd give you an 8 or 9 out of 10! (like to leave room for improvement) As we will be working at this garden again in the spring I'll be able to check they're growing well. Thank you for a great service. Happy for you to use this as a testimonial. Best wishes Yvonne Say
September 2013: The tree has arrived and has gone down very well with its new owner.Thank you so much for your response and a great service.Kindest regards Jo