With fruit color that is a major departure from the normal reds these golden hued berries are quite desirable. In our experience they don't set as many berries per stem as standard cut branch varieties but the color alone is enough to make them serviceable for the market.
Tinker Belle is a really beautiful Magnolia and we expect it to be in big demand. Fast growing it blooms well on young plants in the nursery. The buds open to numerous dark magenta, 3" upright flowers with pale pink interiors and a very sweet fragrance. Small in stature it will make an excellent specimen for smaller gardens, container culture or a shrubby boarder. The plants set buds readily in the nursery and the color and fragrance are unique attracting a lot of interest in the garden center. In Europe it is sought after for cut flower production.