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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....

  • Deciduous - narrow, oval, dark-green leaves to 18cm (7in) long. Leaves are bronze tinted when young.
  • White
  • Height - 9m (30ft)
  • Spread - 7m (23ft)
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin - raised at Washington Arboretum, Seattle, USA, from seeds from Japan.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - open cup-shaped to 15cm (6in) across with 6 large tepals.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
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
Trees - Care Guide
9m (30ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)
 

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

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MAGNOLIA zenii

MAGNOLIA zenii  >

Conical habit and fragrant small white flowers streaked rose-purple later towards the base
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'  >

A pinkish form of this small growing magnolia which is closely related to M. denudata
£60.00 each
Large £70.00 each

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