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Mercury™ Magnolia

(Magnolia ‘NCMX1’ PPAF)

Mercury™ Magnolia leaves Mercury™ Magnolia flower bud close-up Mercury™ Magnolia flower tree in bloom

A unique and exceptional magnolia.

  • Refined, upright form – ideal for use as a street or specimen tree.
  • Blooms very late, often a month after typical M. soulangeana, thereby avoiding late spring frosts.
  • Has huge, fragrant flowers – red in bud and opening to a bright lavender pink.

For information on purchasing liners, contact J. Frank Schmidt and Son Nursery,

Developed as a collaborative project by NC State University, J. Frank Schmidt and Son Nursery, and the late Dr. August Kehr.

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Mercury™ flower Mercury™ flower and ruller