A spectacular standard plant for a border or even a large patio container, Magnolia denudata 'Sunrise' is a striking shrub that has a neat, compact shape, making it perfect for growing in small gardens.
A recently introduced variety, this Compact Chinese Magnolia is truly magnificent when covered in its opulent and fragrant blossoms in spring. You'll be delighted when 'Sunrise' comes into its own, producing masses of unique, almost bicolour, 2-tone creamy goblet shaped flowers with a distinctive claret-red flame emerging from the base of each bloom.
This tulip tree is really a sight to behold - just be prepared for everyone to ask you what it is!
Easy to grow, this fully winter-hardy compact standard Magnolia makes an eye-catching focal point in smaller spaces, and its super-easy to look after - there's no fussy pruning or shaping, just keep it well-watered and undisturbed.
Your Magnolia will be sent as a bare root bush ready for immediate planting, and can be kept compact by regular pruning each spring after flowering to maintain its standard shape.
Your standard Magnolia requires little pruning other than to maintain its shape and remove damaged or crossing stems. Do this as soon as possible after flowering to keep the flower buds for the following year.
When planting, choose your site carefully as magnolias dislike being moved.
Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded so apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost after planting, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.