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Large and specimen sized magnolias are almost all grafted plants, many are also very rare. Different Magnolia varieties grow at very different speeds and therefore the size of a large or a specimen plant and the exact pot size it is delivered in can vary markedly for plants of identical age.

Large plants are normally 2-3 year old grafts, they vary in size from less than 2 feet to 4 feet, potted in 3, 5 or 7.5 litre pots.

Specimen plants are normally 3-5 year old grafts, and are between 4 feet and 8 feet in height potted in 10, 15 or 20 litre pots.

Magnolias do grow very quickly in a single season but do please ring to check the exact size of your chosen variety if you so wish. If we are unable to offer a large sized plant we may well also have smaller plants at a lower price.

Many more magnolia pictures can be found on the Caerhays Website and The Garden Diary.

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  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of Origin - Yunnan Province, China. Burma. Southeast Tibet
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Evergreen
  • Tall Shrub
  • Partial Shade - prefers dappled shade. Shelter from strong winds.
  • Scented flowers - highly scented.
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Flower Colour - Yellow - to 7.5cm (3in) across
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

MAGNOLIA acuminata

MAGNOLIA acuminata  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Flowers greenish-blue and yellow in summer and also often in early autumn
Large £55.00 each

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Spectacular blue buds turn dark yellow as they open. This is a unique colour in the magnolia world
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
A hybrid between M. 'Miss Honeybee' and M. 'Elizabeth'. Large upright almost painted yellow flowers
Large £55.00 each

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Koban Dori'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Koban Dori'  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Soft canary-yellow blooms which open as the leaf appears in spring. Its neat pyramidal habit and restricted overall size makes it very suitable for suburban gardens
Specimen £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Miss Honeybee'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Miss Honeybee'  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Light yellow fragrant flowers open just before or alongside the leaves
Medium £55.00 each


MAGNOLIA acuminata var subcordata  >

Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
A smaller, compact, rounded form of this species with stronger canary yellow flowers. This is one of the parents of many of the increasingly popular and new yellow flowering magnolias.
Large £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Advance'

MAGNOLIA 'Advance'  >

A hybrid bred by Vance Hooper in New Zealand. Clear lilac-purple goblet-shaped blooms on this hybrid between M. soulangeana 'Burgundy' and M. 'Vulcan'
Specimen £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Albatross'

MAGNOLIA 'Albatross'  >

Bred by Peter Borlase of Lanhydrock this excellent and vigorous hybrid has large white flowers which are very distinctive especially in bud
Medium £55.00 each


MAGNOLIA amoena  >

Commonly known as: Tianmu magnolia.
Tiny delicate white to light pink flowers
Large £55.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Anticipation'

MAGNOLIA 'Anticipation'  >

Large white tulip-shaped flowers. Grows 5 to 8 metres
Large £65.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Apollo'  >

Rich violet-purple flowers at first turning purple-rosy-violet later. Highly scented
Medium £55.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Athene'  >

Jury hybrid with white flowers shading to pink at the base
Large £65.00 each
Specimen £75.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Atlas'  >

Jury hybrid with soft pink petals which are white inside. A sister seedling to Iolanthe
Large £65.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Aurora'  >

A New Zealand hybrid with clear pink cup and saucer shaped flowers
Specimen £70.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Betty'  >

Petals purplish-red, white inside, suitable for smaller gardens
Small £17.50 each
Large £45.00 each


MAGNOLIA 'Big Dude'  >

Huge flowers which are reddish-purple outside and white inside fading rose-pink and white
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA biondii

MAGNOLIA biondii  >

Small fragrant white flowers flushed purple at the base
Small £25.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Black Tulip'

MAGNOLIA 'Black Tulip'  >

The darkest purple-red flowered magnolia before the arrival of M.'Genie'
Medium £50.00 each
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Brixton Belle'

MAGNOLIA 'Brixton Belle'  >

Campbellii type - this excellent hybrid flowers at a very young age. Large cup and saucer blooms, rich pink outside, and paler within
Medium £55.00 each
Specimen £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Black Beauty'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Black Beauty'  >

Even darker black flower buds than 'Woodsman'
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Hattie Carthan'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Hattie Carthan'  >

Bright yellow flowers with magenta mid veins and a tinge of green
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Woodsman'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Woodsman'  >

Flowers are an unusual combination of yellow, green and purple
Medium £55.00 each

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'  >

Introduced at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in 1967 as a hybrid between M. acuminata and M. x brooklynensis. Flowers are yellow with a slight greenish tinge
Medium £55.00 each
Specimen £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Burgundy Star'

MAGNOLIA 'Burgundy Star'  >

Perhaps the best new red flowered New Zealand hybrid yet. Upright tulip-shaped flowers opening to a star shape
Large £55.00 each
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MAGNOLIA 'Butterflies'

MAGNOLIA 'Butterflies'  >

A hyrid between M.acuminata and M.denudata with rich yellow flowers and red stamens
Small £30.00 each
Large £45.00 each
Specimen £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'  >

A hybrid raised at Caerhays Castle with huge saucer-shaped salmon-pink flowers
Medium £55.00 each
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'  >

A hybrid between M. mollicomata and M. liliiflora 'Nigra' which flowers at a young age and is suitable for smaller gardens. The flowers open a dark purplish-red and fade to mauvish-purple
Large £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA campbellii

MAGNOLIA campbellii  >

Generally the first magnolia to flower in Cornish gardens as the herald of the spring season. Goblet-shaped rose-pink flowers, white within
Small £35.00 each
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MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Alba'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Alba'  >

Pure white form of M.campbellii
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Betty Jessel'  >

One of the very best but still too little known hybrids with large deep crimson flowers opening late in the season
Medium £55.00 each


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