Magnolias Plant Directory

Heaven Scent AGM

Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'
veitchii x
liliiflora 'Nigra'
Todd Gresham, Santa Cruz, California, 1955
AGM (1993, 2002 ) 2012
A small spreading tree, probably to 10m by 10m
10 year height/spread: 5m/5m
Upright rose-purple buds open to flowers with 9-12 rose-purple spatulate tepals with paler
shading, paler inside, opening to a conical shape up to 15cm across; not scented: April.
Foliage: elliptic matt leaves up to 18cm by 12cm.
Recognise by: the flowers have a unique lavender shade to the purple colour. More spreading and
smaller than the other early Greshams, but more strongly growing than soulangeanas when young.
Difficult to identify out of flower. Very floriferous even for a magnolia, of an unusual and
attractive colour, but the lack of scent belies the name.

Source: Arboretum Wespelaar
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Source: Arboretum Wespelaar