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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)
 

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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
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Medium £60.00 each
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Specimen £80.00 each
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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 £16.00 each
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Available again from August 2021 -
Medium £40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £55.00 each

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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Specimen £95.00 each
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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 2021 - 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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £55.00 each
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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
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Large £55.00 each
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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

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'  >

Red-purple in bud opening paler
Small £20.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Susanna van Veen'

MAGNOLIA 'Susanna van Veen'  >

Flowers are similar to 'Caerhays Belle' in shape but with a darker rose-pink hue
Medium £60.00 each
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MAGNOLIA 'Sweetheart'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Sweetheart'  >

Fragrant mid-pink flowers which have a narrow upright habit
Medium £60.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Merlot'

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Merlot'  >

Claret-red flowers which are globe-shaped with paler insides
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Simplicity'

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Simplicity'  >

Flowers are rose coloured outside and nearly white inside
Medium £60.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Valentine

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Valentine  >

Rose-purple tulip-shaped flowers. An impressive new New Zealand hybrid
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA tamaulipana

MAGNOLIA tamaulipana  >

White flowers, resembling grandiflora
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Theodora'

MAGNOLIA 'Theodora'  >

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

MAGNOLIA x thompsoniana

MAGNOLIA x thompsoniana  >

(tripetala x virginiana) - large fragrant parchment coloured flowers throught the summer even in young plants
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Tikitere'

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Huge bowl-shaped flowers which are pink outside and white inside
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Tina Durio'

MAGNOLIA 'Tina Durio'  >

Large white flowers with a slight pink edge at the base of the tepals
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA tripetala

MAGNOLIA tripetala  >


Commonly known as: Umbrella magnolia.
Hardy tree with large leaves and pungent creamy flowers
Large £70.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Tropicana'

MAGNOLIA 'Tropicana'  >

Unusual green-yellow and pink
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Vairano'

MAGNOLIA 'Vairano'  >

Cross between M.'Iolanthe' and M. 'Charles Raffill' from New Zealand with huge pale pink flowers white inside
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA x veitchii

MAGNOLIA x veitchii  >

The largest growing of all the magnolias at Caerhays Castle. White flowers in profusion which are flushed purple-pink
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Venus'

MAGNOLIA 'Venus'  >

Purple-pink outside and white within
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA virginiana

MAGNOLIA virginiana  >


Commonly known as: Swamp laurel, Sweetbay.
Fragrant creamy-white flowers and distinctive leaves which are blue-white underneath. In our Cornish climate this is a semi-evergreen tree in a mild winter
£27.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £45.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA virginiana 'Moonglow'

MAGNOLIA virginiana 'Moonglow'  >

Large flowers which stand proud on this fully evergreen tree
Specimen £80.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Vulcan'

MAGNOLIA 'Vulcan'  >

A popular magnolia hybrid with unusual shaped flowers, the petals of which curl in on themselves as they open and are almost frilly. Light pink flowers from an early age
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Wada's Memory'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Wada's Memory'  >

Fragrant white flowers which are larger than those of M. kobus and borne in abundance
Medium £60.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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