Magnolia Susan is an upright medium-sized deciduous shrub with deep reddish-purple buds opening in mid spring to fragrant, cupped flowers with usually 6 tepals, red-purple outside, pink within. Grow in moist, humus-rich, well-drained neutral to acid soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds. Suited for City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds.
Ultimate height: 2.5-4 metres.
Ultimate spread: 2.5-4 metres.
Time to ultimate height: 10-20 years.