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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
Magnolia - A guide to sizing and pricing
Magnolia - Care Guide
Magnolia - Hybridisation
Magnolia - Propagation
Magnolia - Spotlight Videos
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
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 'Margaret Helen'

MAGNOLIA 'Margaret Helen'  >

Rose-red campbellii-type bowl-shaped blooms which appear freely at a young age. An exceptionally clear colour
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Maxine Merrill'

MAGNOLIA 'Maxine Merrill'  >

An acuminata x loebneri hybrid with bright yellow flowers usually before the leaf emerges. Flowers at a very young age
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Milky Way'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Milky Way'  >

White flowers with a touch of pink at the base
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA obovata

MAGNOLIA obovata  >


Commonly known as: Japanese big-leaf magnolia.
(hypoleuca) - large obovate leaves and fragrant creamy-white flowers in May and June
Small £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA officinalis

MAGNOLIA officinalis  >

Huge ovate leaves and saucer-shaped fragrant white flowers on this rarer species
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA officinalis var. biloba

MAGNOLIA officinalis var. biloba  >

Very rare form with flowers flushed green and pink or red on the outside and white inside
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Old Port'

MAGNOLIA 'Old Port'  >

Our vote as the best new magnolia to flower in 2011. Wine-purple petals on the outside, white inside. Grows to about 12 feet in New Zealand
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'  >

Bright yellow flowers. Another of Phillipe de Spoelberch's excellent hybrids
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Peaches n'Cream'

MAGNOLIA 'Peaches n'Cream'  >

A cross between M. 'Yellow Bird' and M. 'Star Wars'. Cream coloured flowers with a bright purple base
Medium £60.00 each
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MAGNOLIA 'Pegasus'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Pegasus'  >

A hybrid between M. cylindrica and M. denudata. White flowers with reflexed margins flushed with purple at the base.
Medium £60.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Petit Chicon'

MAGNOLIA 'Petit Chicon'  >

Small light yellow flowers well before the leaves. Very floriferous. Grows as a broad shrub
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Phelan Bright'

MAGNOLIA 'Phelan Bright'  >

Large white fragrant flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Pickard's Schmetterling'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Pickard's Schmetterling'  >

Large slender, upright flowers which are creamy white but flushed reddish-purple at the base. Holds its flowers over a long period
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Pickard's Snow Queen'

MAGNOLIA 'Pickard's Snow Queen'  >

A Pickard's hybrid with large pure white flowers
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Porcelain Dove'

MAGNOLIA 'Porcelain Dove'  >

Spectacular hybrid between M. globosa and M. virginiana with attractive fragrant porcelain white flowers over a three month period
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA pseudokobus 'Kubishimodoki'

MAGNOLIA pseudokobus 'Kubishimodoki'  >

A stunning new magnolia with pure white seven-inch long flowers which open perfectly flat but then turn sideways or downwards. Flowers are suffused pink at the base. Very slow growing
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Globe'

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Globe'  >

Huge flowers which are dark purple outside and nearly white inside. One of the very best newish magnolias at The Valley Gardens near Windsor
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Platter'

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Platter'  >

A New Zealand hybrid with rich pink outer petals, white inside
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Sensation'

MAGNOLIA 'Purple Sensation'  >

A new introduction with large cup-shaped blooms of glowing orchid purple. Mature height is only 8 metres. Similar in colour to M.Lanarth but bred by New Zealand breeder Ian Baldick
Large £70.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

MAGNOLIA 'Rebecca's Perfume'

MAGNOLIA 'Rebecca's Perfume'  >

Light pink soulangeana. Strong grower
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Red as Red'

MAGNOLIA 'Red as Red'  >

Another impressive new hybrid bred by Ian Baldick in New Zealand. This has a globular upright reddish-purple flower which is another 'must have' for any serious collector
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Red Lion'

MAGNOLIA 'Red Lion'  >

From the same cross that produced M. 'Star Wars'. Many feel the flower colour is better and the flowers are larger. Branches have a drooping habit
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Royal Purple'

MAGNOLIA 'Royal Purple'  >

A fastigiate habit with flowers which are deep purple outside and paler inside
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Royal Splendour'

MAGNOLIA 'Royal Splendour'  >

Salmon-pink flowers with white on the inside
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Ruby'

MAGNOLIA 'Ruby'  >

Beautiful rich burgundy wine-red goblet-shaped fragrant blooms. Upright habit
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Ruth'

MAGNOLIA 'Ruth'  >

Large cup-shaped purple flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA salicifolia

MAGNOLIA salicifolia  >


Commonly known as: Willow-leaved magnolia.
Leaves and bark are lemon-scented. Smallish white flowers in April
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Sayonara'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Sayonara'  >

Profuse white goblet-shaped flowers slightly pink and flushed green at the base
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Serene'

MAGNOLIA 'Serene'  >

A strangely underrated Jury hybrid with large bowl-shaped bright purplish pink flowers. One of the last tree magnolias to flower each spring
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Shirazz'

MAGNOLIA 'Shirazz'  >

A new introduction with spectacular large rich burgundy-red tulip shaped blooms which open out flat
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each

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