Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury, Magnolia Felix® is a stunning new addition to Magnolia collections.
This woody tree is ideal for general plantings and grows well in most climates, tolerating all but the coldest temperatures; it performs best in the sun and enjoys protection from strong winds.
Felix® magnolia produces magnificent 12 inch large open faced hot pink flowers in early Spring.
Felix® magnolia is an upright smaller tree growing to a height of 40 ft, suitable for smaller gardens or featured in larger landscape plantings.
Key Features of Felix®
- ‘Felix’ is an excellent landscape tree because of large brightly colored flowers
- Interesting lighter green foliage
- Gorgeous hot pink flower color
- ‘Felix’ displays large, opulent flowers up to 12 inches in diameter
- Pruning is generally not necessary, except for early training of the plant
- Grows well in most climates
General garden / landscape plant.
Upright stout pyramidal shaped tree.
Up to 12 inches.
10 to 15 feet wide
Cold hardy; hardy in Zone 5.
Flowers before leaves are produced in early Spring.
Number Of Flowers
Hundreds of flowers on a mature tree.
Hot pink blooms.
Light green leaves 10 inches x 8 inches, smooth on top and pubescent on underside. (Lighter green than most Magnolias).
Pruning is unnecessary, however, crossed or competing branches can be removed while the plant is young to improve its shape
Friable, well drained soil with good organic matter content best, but will tolerate range of soil types.
Average water requirements for medium to large tree.
Apply 1 to 4 handfuls, controlled release fertilizer (20:12:16) in Spring.
No particular disease problems.
No particular pest problems.
This tree is grown mainly as a garden or commercial specimen for its large and colorful flowers. Suitable for larger landscape projects where flowers are viewed from a distance. Though Felix flowers on 5 to 6 year old plants as with other Magnolias, it appears to be slower when compared to Black Tulip.