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Magnolia 'Aphrodite' (Magnolia 'Aphrodite')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Magnolia 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Magnolia 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a compact, upright to rounded, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and upright, cup-shaped, reddish-purple to magenta flowers blooming in early or mid-spring before the leaves emerge.


Magnolia 'Aphrodite' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers.

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Pruning

Prune in midsummer or early autumn to avoid bleeding.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Magnolia 'Aphrodite' (Magnolia 'Aphrodite') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland, Containers, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds. Protect from late frosts as these may damage buds and flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Magnolia 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Magnolia 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a compact, upright to rounded, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and upright, cup-shaped, reddish-purple to magenta flowers blooming in early or mid-spring before the leaves emerge.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers.

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Pruning

Prune in midsummer or early autumn to avoid bleeding.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Magnolia 'Aphrodite' (Magnolia 'Aphrodite') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland, Containers, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from cold, drying winds. Protect from late frosts as these may damage buds and flowers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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