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The stunning deep cerise pink flower of Magnolia Susan
The stunning deep cerise pink flower of Magnolia Susan
Magnolia Susan in full flower on the Barcham Trees nursery
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Magnolia Susan

Susan Magnolia, Magnolia

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Susan is a stunning, small growing Magnolia tree which produces a deep pink-purple flower.  It is one of the “Little girl hybrids” that were developed at the US National Arboretum from 1955-56, they are known for their impressive floral display.

This pretty Magnolia has numerous tulip shaped flowers; they are slender and appear upright on the tree, opening cerise pink in colour around April.  The medium sized, mid green leaves are lustrous and appear on the tree after the floral display, remaining until the autumn when they tend to turn yellow before falling.

Magnolia Susan is often grown as a narrow shrub, however at Barcham we produce this pretty, small growing, Magnolia as a small tree.  Medium specimens have a short clear stem of around 90cm, and a compact crown, which remains tight and pyramidal as the tree matures.  Magnolias in general have a preference for free draining, slightly acidic soil, and this pretty tree is no exception to this, however it will also perform well on neutral and slightly alkaline soil.

This fantastic little tree is an absolute treasure; there are very few gardens that would not benefit from the cheery colour and delightful compact shape of this Magnolia!  To prolong flowering in your garden, where space allows, why not consider planting Amelanchier, Malus and Crataegus to compliment Magnolia Susan, taking flowering from early Spring to early Summer! 

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.