Cameo is a richly flowering magnolia bred by renowned New Zealand breeder Vance Hooper and is a sister seedling to ‘Cleopatra’. Dark maroon buds open up into elegantly sculpted flowers reminiscent of a cameo brooch. Outer tepals are dark maroon with white flushed, magenta inner creating a striking contrast (colour may pale slightly, due to climatic influences). From late winter ‘Cameo’ puts on an impressive display of exceptionally prolific flower power In the summer glossy green leaves add a lovely background to a second round of flowering. This is a small rounded tree, perfect for gardens of any size. Plant in moist free draining, fertile soils with full sun for at least half the day. Winter hardy. Deciduous.