Felix® magnolia

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

 

Suggested Uses

General garden / landscape plant.

 

Growth Habit

Upright stout pyramidal shaped tree.

 

Flower Size

Up to 12 inches.

 

Mature Height

40 ft

 

Mature Width

10 to 15 feet wide

 

Hardiness

Cold hardy; hardy in Zone 5.

 

Flowering Period

Flowers before leaves are produced in early Spring.

 

Number Of Flowers

Hundreds of flowers on a mature tree.

 

Flower Color

Hot pink blooms.

 

Fragrance

Highly fragrant.

 

Foliage

Light green leaves 10 inches x 8 inches, smooth on top and pubescent on underside. (Lighter green than most Magnolias).

 

Pruning/Pinching

Pruning is unnecessary, however, crossed or competing branches can be removed while the plant is young to improve its shape

 

Light Needs

Full sun.

 

Soil Needs

Friable, well drained soil with good organic matter content best, but will tolerate range of soil types.

 

Water Needs

Average water requirements for medium to large tree.

 

Fertilizer

Apply 1 to 4 handfuls, controlled release fertilizer (20:12:16) in Spring.

 

Disease Tolerance

No particular disease problems.

 

Pest Issues

No particular pest problems.

 

Special Care

None.

 

Special Notes

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.