Large buds swell and then open in early to mid May
Late bloom eliminates risk of frost damage
Flowers are 7" wide in dramatic deep yellow and pink
Easy to grow
Wide with low to the ground branches
Reputed to be one of the best yellow flowering Magnolias available, 'Sunsation' may cause a sensation once it unfurls its bloom. Big buds swell but but take their time to open as 'Sunsation' is one of the later Magnolias to bloom in early to mid-May. It's perfect timing as the late bloom avoids most chances of damage from frost and enables its blooming extravanga to completely steal the show after most of the rest of the Magnolias have finished. By the way, the flowers are definitely worth waiting for as they open to a mammoth 7" wide in a dramatic deep yellow hue with a contrasting blush of purple at the base giving a two-toned effect that is riveting. Plant 'Sunsation' in half to full day sun...it's quite easy to grow but give it space because, like all Magnolias, it's wide and branches low to the ground.
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