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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 sieboldii

MAGNOLIA sieboldii  >

Fragrant white flowers with purple centres
Small £27.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each

MAGNOLIA sieboldii subsp. sinensis

MAGNOLIA sieboldii subsp. sinensis  >

Paper white flowers with central red stamens
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Solar Flair'

MAGNOLIA 'Solar Flair'  >

Upright deep yellow flowers tinged light rose at the base
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Pale to deep pink goblet-shaped flowers
Small £17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alba Superba'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alba Superba'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Pure white form
Small £16.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alexandrina'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alexandrina'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
White flowers with a purple flush at the base. Upright growing and free flowering
Small £18.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lennei'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lennei'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Pink stained crimson
Small £18.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Picture'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Picture'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Long erect flowers which are purple outside and white inside
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Red Lucky'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Red Lucky'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
(cv 'Rubriflora') - a cultivar from Hong Yun, China, with reddish buds which fade as the very fragrant flowers develop. Flowers can appear 3 times a year in March, June and August. Rapid growth rate
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Rich rosy-red cup-shaped flowers
Small £18.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Satisfaction'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Satisfaction'  >


Commonly known as: Tulip magnolia.
Exceptionally large fragrant red-pink flowers in April and May. Petals are red-pink outside and white inside
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Spectrum'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Spectrum'  >

Exceptional dark rosy purple blooms on this hybrid between sprengeri 'Diva' and liliiflora 'Nigra'
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva'  >

Grafts from the original plant at Caerhays which is now dead. Flowers are rosy-pink outside and pale pink inside, and have a distinct erect habit. 'Diva' is italian for 'goddess'
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose' >

A deep glowing rose-purple form raised at Burncoose by the late head gardener, Mr Arnold Dance
Seedling £25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Eric Savill'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Eric Savill'  >

Rich pink cup shaped flowers on a small tree. The inside of the flowers are almost white. This was a seedling of M. sprengeri 'Diva' at the Savill Gardens.
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Lanhydrock'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Lanhydrock'  >

With us this flowers much later in the season than other sprengeri forms. It also has deeper pink flowers than other forms but clearly a sprengeri shape
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Marwood Spring'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Marwood Spring'  >

A simply splendid form from this well known garden

MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'

MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'  >

Very fragrant, large pure white flowers with a hint of pink at the base. Fast growing
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars'  >

Free-flowering form with star-shaped bright pink flowers. One of the most popular of the new crop of New Zealand hybrids which grows quickly and flowers at a young age
Small £20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

MAGNOLIA 'Stellar Acclaim'

MAGNOLIA 'Stellar Acclaim'  >

Flowers are greenish in bud opening a deepish yellow but still with some green. When we first saw this new variety in flower it was not impressive but, now that the plant is 8-10 feet tall and full of flower it is certainly quite a show if only because it flowers so late in the season
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA stellata

MAGNOLIA stellata  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
White star-shaped flowers. All flower FEB-APR
Small £15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Jane Platt'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Jane Platt'  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
Profuse deep pink flowers fading after opening
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
Dense shrubby form with small purplish flowers
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA stellata 'King Rose'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'King Rose'  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
Pale pink buds unfurling to white
Small £17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Royal Star'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Royal Star'  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
Improved pure white
Small £17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Water Lily'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Water Lily'  >


Commonly known as: Star magnolia.
Large flowers with more numerous petals than other varieties
Small £17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Summer Solstice'

MAGNOLIA 'Summer Solstice'  >

A hybrid between M.globosa and M.obovata which is sensational at Caerhays in late May and on into June. Scented pink globular flowers which open to show a creamy-white inside
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Sunburst'

MAGNOLIA 'Sunburst'  >

An American bred hybrid with upright dark yellow flowers.
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Sunsation'

MAGNOLIA 'Sunsation'  >

Golden-yellow flowers with a pink stripe
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'  >

Red-purple in bud opening paler
Small £20.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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