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 mean resistant to frost at minus fifteen degrees Centigrade, 5 degrees Fahrenheit, 257 degrees Kelvin or similar to your chest freezer. If you do not relate to any of those temperatures then it is usually the sort of cold that when you open the door to go to work, you change your mind and call in sick.
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.
Magnolia Heaven Scent Size Options Explained
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is more clear stem with a Standard.
Multi-stem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter because growing several stems takes more effort than one stem.
Once a Magnolia Heaven Scent is over around 200cm then girth is the most accurate way to measure maturity and therefore value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, thicker, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth. There is wide variation even within the same batch of trees and heights are only a very rough guideline and can easily be outside those listed.
90-120cm : 15 litre pot/rootball comes as a bush.
Multi-stem 155-175cm : Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multi-stem
Multi-stem 175-200cm : Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multi-stem
Multi-stem 200-250cm : 70L pot, Bush/multi-stem
Multi-stem 250-300cm : 110L pot, Bush/multi-stem
Multi-stem 350-400cm : Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multi-stem
Girth 6-8cm (HS) : Half Standard,18L pot, roughly 180-240cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm : Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm : Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Roughly 420-480cm tall.
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.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Heaven Scent Magnolia Tree
Plants arrived this afternoon and don't look at all bothered by the delay. They look wonderful, I'm really pleased with them. Thank you 0818
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 0114
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 0913
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.