The extra large flowers of Betty Magnolia can be up to 8" across and are pinkish purple to reddish purple on the outside and are white to near white on the inside. This is a vigorous growing Magnolia that typically grows as wide as it is tall with a naturally rounded habit on mature plants. Like the other 'Little Girls' in this series from the US National Arboretum, Betty flowers later minimizing the chance of freeze damage to the flowers. These hybrids not only flower in spring but established plants may produce a few flowers during the growing season.
Provide Magnolias with a well-drained, moderately fertile, average moist, acidic soil and an organic mulch for the best results.
Grows To: 10-15'H x 8-12'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils with an organic mulch.
Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - US National Arboretum - Francis De Vos and William Kosar, circa 1955
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml