M. campbelli ssp. mollicomota
'Lanarth' x M. liliiflora
Bred by Felix Jury in New Zealand.
Flowers: deep port-wine red, 200mm cup and saucer flowers.
It is a smaller magnolia and is expected to attain 6-8m with a rounded crown of 5-7m spread.
A full sister of M. 'Apollo'.
The flower colour seemed to be affected by soils as well as climate. The deepest richest red flowers were on plants growing on the Jury nursery, where the rich volcanic soil has such a high iron content that it is almost magnetic, and there was considerable variation on the flower colour in different gardens throughout New Zealand.