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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
  • Height - 4m (12ft)
  • Spread - 4m (12ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
  • Good to know - a cross between M. acuminata 'Miss Honeybee' and (evergreen) Michelia figo.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, coral spot, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Burncoose Specialities - Magnolias - larger gardens -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - 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
4m (12ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (12ft)
 

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

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MAGNOLIA 'Lois'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Lois'  >

Clear primrose flowers without a tendency to fade. Just as good in Burncoose Gardens as M. 'Daphne'
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA macrophylla

MAGNOLIA macrophylla  >


Commonly known as: Great-leaved magnolia, Umbrella tree.
The largest leafed magnolia of all with greyish leaves, glaucous underneath and fragrant white flowers
Small £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium £60.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA macrophylla subsp. ashei

MAGNOLIA macrophylla subsp. ashei  >

A miniature form of M.macrophylla with smaller leaves which will flower at a very young age
Small £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Manchu Fan'

MAGNOLIA 'Manchu Fan'  >

Creamy-white flowers with a small pink smudge at the base
Specimen £80.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'March-till-Frost'

MAGNOLIA 'March-till-Frost'  >

As its name implies this magnolia continues to produce flowers irregularly right through the season. The first flowers are usually pale pink but the later ones are usually darker
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Mighty Mouse'

MAGNOLIA 'Mighty Mouse'  >

Small-growing with goblet-shaped red flowers
Medium £60.00 each

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 2021 - 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
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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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Pegasus'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Pegasus'  >

A hybrid between M. cylindrica and M. denudata. White flowers with reflexed margins flushed with purple at the base.
Large £70.00 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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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
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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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Rebecca's Perfume'

MAGNOLIA 'Rebecca's Perfume'  >

Light pink soulangeana. Strong grower
Large £70.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Specimen £80.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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

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 'Rose Marie'

MAGNOLIA 'Rose Marie'  >

Rounded tepals, pink
Medium £60.00 each

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