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Magnolia 'Betty'
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Magnolia 'Betty'

‘Betty’ is a hybrid magnolia that was developed at the National Arboretum in the mid-1950's and flowers about 2-4 weeks later than most magnolias, thus reducing the risk of damage to flowers from late spring frosts. ‘Betty’ is primarily noted for its shrubby habit, large reddish-purple flowers with white interiors and late bloom (mid-April to early May). It is a slow-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree that typically rises over time to 10-15’ tall with a spread to 8-12’ wide. Large cup-shaped flowers are reddish-purple with white inside. Flowers bloom shortly before the foliage begins to appear. Plants may sporadically repeat bloom in mid-summer. Ovate leaves emerge with copper-red tints in spring, turn dark green by late spring and finally acquire yellow to bronze-copper tones in fall.

Height:

10-15 ft

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Spread:

8-12 ft

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Magnolia 'Betty'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Border or Bed
Focal Point
Specimen
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