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MAGNOLIA

Commonly known as Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia

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MAGNOLIAS, named after the French botanist Pierre Magnol, are an ancient genus and it is thought that pollination was by beetles as the trees appeared before bees. Fossilised remains from the family are 95 million years old.

The main centre of distribution is eastern and southeastern Asia with a secondary centre in eastern North America, Central America, the West Indies and South America. 

LARGE and SPECIMEN sized magnolias are almost all grafted plants. Many are also very rare.

LARGE plants are 2-3 year old grafts and SPECIMEN plants 3-5 year old grafts.

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 and also on time of year, since Magnolias can grow very quickly.

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

 

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - medium, dark green, glossy leaves, russet on undersides.
  • White
  • Height - 12m (40ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - honey fungus, coral spot, scale insects
  • Place of origin - southeastern United States
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
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Magnolia - Care Guide
Magnolia - Hybridisation
Magnolia - Propagation
Magnolia - Spotlight Videos
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Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
12m (40ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
 
 

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

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MAGNOLIA 'Carlos'

MAGNOLIA 'Carlos'  >

Good yellow flowers but sometimes appearing with the leaves. A cross between M. acuminata var subcordata and M. denudata
Large £70.00 each

 

MAGNOLIA caveana  >

(Mangletia). broad evergreen leaves and white flowers
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'  >

An absolute picture when in full flower with row upon row of upright white flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Charles Coates'

MAGNOLIA 'Charles Coates'  >

A cross between M.sieboldii and M.tripetalata with fragrant creamy-white flowers
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Cleopatra'

MAGNOLIA 'Cleopatra'  >

Similar in colour to M. 'Lanarth' this new New Zealand hybrid is a rich reddish purple with a metallic sheen
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Copeland Court'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Copeland Court'  >

A compact, erect and symmetrical growing plant with dense branching and crimson pink flowers
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA cylindrica 'Lv Xing'

MAGNOLIA cylindrica 'Lv Xing'  >

The flowers are pure white with a triangular flash of pink at the base of the petal which runs in a line right to the top. An attractive new magnolia with a rather different flower. Misnamed 'Sunrise'
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Daphne'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Daphne'  >

In our opinion this is easily the best and darkest yellow yet to appear on the market. The flowers do come out with the leaves most years but this is genuinely a plant for the smaller garden. A triumph for Philippe de Spoelberch's magnolia breeding in Belgium.
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'David Clulow'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'David Clulow'  >

Gresham hybrid with large white cup-shaped flowers which have a slight pink flush at the base
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Daybreak'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Daybreak'  >

Unusual fragrant light rose-pink flowers. M. xbrooklynensis 'Woodsman' was the seed parent in a cross with M. 'Tina Durio'. Highly recommended
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA decidua

MAGNOLIA decidua  >

Formerly Manglietia decidua. Attractive new growth and scented white flowers
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA delavayi

MAGNOLIA delavayi  >

The most spectacular of all Chinese evergreen magnolias. Fragrant white flowers which fade to cream persistantly from JUN-NOV. In windier spots it is best grown against a wall
Medium £40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA denudata   AWARD

MAGNOLIA denudata  >


Commonly known as: Lily tree, Yulan.
Scented pure white cup-shaped flowers
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Forrests Pink'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Forrests Pink'  >


Commonly known as: Lily tree, Yulan.
Soft rose-pink blooms with no trace of purple
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Gere'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Gere'  >


Commonly known as: Lily tree, Yulan.
Flowers two or three weeks later than the typical species with simple ivory white flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Yellow River'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Yellow River'  >


Commonly known as: Lily tree, Yulan.
(cv 'Fei Huang') - yellowish buds fading to creamy-white as the flowers open
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Elizabeth'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Elizabeth'  >

Cup-shaped clear primrose-yellow flowers before and with the new leaves
Medium £60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Felix Jury'

MAGNOLIA 'Felix Jury'  >

This is a Jury hybrid between M. 'Vulcan' and a seedling of M. 'Iolanthe'. This impressive magnolia has white and port wine red flowers shaped like water lilies
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'F. J. Williams'

MAGNOLIA 'F. J. Williams'  >

A sensational new hybrid raised at Caerhays. Early flowering with a striking deep reddish purple flower
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

 

MAGNOLIA 'Flamingo'  >

Pink tulip flowers just before the leaves
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Galaxy'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Galaxy'  >

Rosy purple flowers early in the season
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Genie'

MAGNOLIA 'Genie'  >

This is the best new magnolia introduction from the point of view of colour to be seen in the UK for many years. Bred by Vance Hooper in New Zealand this soulangeana hybrid flowers very young and appears not to grow too big. The flowers are even darker than M.'Black Tulip' in bud and open an exquisite dark burgundy-red which they retain until they drop
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA globosa

MAGNOLIA globosa  >

A species with rust-felted new growth and globular creamy-white flowers. Very fragrant
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Gold Crown'

MAGNOLIA 'Gold Crown'  >

Deep gold coloured cup-shaped flowers. Another good new yellow hybrid.
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Gold Star'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Gold Star'  >

A vigorous stellata hybrid which has attractive soft yellow buds and stellata-shaped flowers which fade to creamy-white. Very hardy
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Golden Sun'

MAGNOLIA 'Golden Sun'  >

Large dark yellow flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Goldfinch'

MAGNOLIA 'Goldfinch'  >

Very light yellow flowers. Blooms at an early age and earlier in the season than many other yellow forms
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Alta'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Alta'  >

Very hardy variety. Columnar in habit. Dark green shiny leaves and rust coloured indumentum. White fragrant flowers
Medium £40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £85.00 each

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Exmouth'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Exmouth'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Exmouth magnolia, Loblolly magnolia.
Large fragrant creamy yellow flowers late summer and autumn
Small £25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £75.00 each

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Ferruginea'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Ferruginea'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia.
Rich rusty red indumentum on the underside of the leaves and an upright habit
Small £20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £35.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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