Cameo is a sister seedling to Cleopatra and is the latest release from the New Zealand Magnolia Grove breeding program of Vance Hooper. A stunning bloom with a sculpted form like a cameo broach. Reddish purple exterior with clean white flushed red-purple interior. Cameo has exceptional flower power, second only to Genie for freeness of flowering. The high rate of flower production both in spring and summer keeps the plant as a small tree with a compact habit.
A stunning addition to Magnolia collections and another introduction from breeders Felix and Mark Judy. It produce magnificent, 6 inch golden-honey, goblet-shaped flowers almost tulip-like, in early spring. Honey Tulip is an upright smaller tree growing to a height of 12 feet, making it suitable for smaller gardens or featured in a larger landscape plantings.