Creamy goblet shaped flowers with a distinctive red streak are borne on compact stems in spring. This beautiful deciduous shrub has a neat habit making it perfect for growing in small gardens. Magnolia 'Sunrise' makes a spectacular feature for a border or large patio container. Height and spread: 1.8m (6').
Culinary note: The young flowers, once separated, can be pickled and then used either on their own as a treat or in salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.
When growing magnolia Sunrise in a patio container use a blend of ericaceous compost mixed with John Innes No. 3.
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