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MAGNOLIA

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
  • Evergreen
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - an ancient genus named after Pierre Magnol, French botanist, 1638-1715. Evolving before bees plants were pollinated by beetles. Grown for their showy, solitary, fragrant flowers. These can be cup-shaped, saucer-shaped, goblet-shaped or star-shaped and often appear before the leaves. Colours range from pure white to white with blushes or stains of pink or purple, rich pink and purple, and various shades of yellow. Cone-like fruit is produced in autumn on more mature specimens.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, eastern and southeastern Asia, eastern North America to tropical North and South America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
  • Broadly conical
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

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

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MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'  >


Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Spectacular blue buds turn dark yellow as they open. This is a unique colour in the magnolia world
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Large £70.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'  >


Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
A hybrid between M. 'Miss Honeybee' and M. 'Elizabeth'. Large upright almost painted yellow flowers
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Koban Dori'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Koban Dori'  >


Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Soft canary-yellow blooms which open as the leaf appears in spring. Its neat pyramidal habit and restricted overall size makes it very suitable for suburban gardens
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Miss Honeybee'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Miss Honeybee'  >


Commonly known as: Cucumber tree.
Light yellow fragrant flowers open just before or alongside the leaves
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Advance'

MAGNOLIA 'Advance'  >

A hybrid bred by Vance Hooper in New Zealand. Clear lilac-purple goblet-shaped blooms on this hybrid between M. soulangeana 'Burgundy' and M. 'Vulcan'
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'A.E. Bold'

MAGNOLIA 'A.E. Bold'  >

Purple
 
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 'Albatross'

MAGNOLIA 'Albatross'  >

Bred by Peter Borlase of Lanhydrock this excellent and vigorous hybrid has large white flowers which are very distinctive especially in bud
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Antje Zandee'

MAGNOLIA 'Antje Zandee'  >

A striking dark purple variety which is a cross between M. 'Deep Purple Dream' and M. 'Black Tulip'
 
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 'Aphrodite'

MAGNOLIA 'Aphrodite'  >

Reddish-purple
 
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 'Apollo'

MAGNOLIA 'Apollo'  >

Rich violet-purple flowers at first turning purple-rosy-violet later. Highly scented
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Athene'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Athene'  >

Jury hybrid with white flowers shading to pink at the base
 
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 'Atlas'

MAGNOLIA 'Atlas'  >

Jury hybrid with soft pink petals which are white inside. A sister seedling to Iolanthe
 
Medium £60.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each 

MAGNOLIA 'Banana Split'

MAGNOLIA 'Banana Split'  >

Yellow to cream flowers with a purple stripe and a green base. Upright and vigorous habit.
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Betty'

MAGNOLIA 'Betty'  >

Petals purplish-red, white inside, suitable for smaller gardens
 
Small £17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA biondii

MAGNOLIA biondii  >

Small fragrant white flowers flushed purple at the base
 
Medium £60.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

MAGNOLIA 'Blackberry Rose'

MAGNOLIA 'Blackberry Rose'  >

(syn 'Brombeer') - reddish-purple
 
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 'Black Swan'

MAGNOLIA 'Black Swan'  >

Dark red flowers
 
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 'Black Tulip'

MAGNOLIA 'Black Tulip'  >

The darkest purple-red flowered magnolia before the arrival of M.'Genie'
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Brixton Belle'

MAGNOLIA 'Brixton Belle'  >

Campbellii type - this excellent hybrid flowers at a very young age. Large cup and saucer blooms, rich pink outside, and paler within
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Black Beauty'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Black Beauty'  >

Probably the nearest to a black magnolia flower that you will ever see. Quite extraordinary. Slow growing but very floriferous
 
Medium £60.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each 

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Hattie Carthan'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Hattie Carthan'  >

Bright yellow flowers with magenta mid veins and a tinge of green
 
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 x brooklynensis 'Titan'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Titan'  >

Pale pink and cream
 
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 x brooklynensis 'Woodsman'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Woodsman'  >

Flowers are an unusual combination of yellow, green and purple
 
Medium £60.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each 
Specimen £80.00 each 
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021 - Despatch will be anytime during November or December as stock becomes available. Bareroot hedging and roses can be delayed by unfavourable weather conditions.

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'

MAGNOLIA x brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'  >

Introduced at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in 1967 as a hybrid between M. acuminata and M. x brooklynensis. Flowers are yellow with a slight greenish tinge
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Specimen £80.00 each 

MAGNOLIA 'Burgundy Star'

MAGNOLIA 'Burgundy Star'  >

Perhaps the best new red flowered New Zealand hybrid yet. Upright tulip-shaped flowers opening to a star shape
 
Medium £60.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £70.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

MAGNOLIA 'Butterflies'

MAGNOLIA 'Butterflies'  >

A hyrid between M.acuminata and M.denudata with rich yellow flowers and red stamens
 
Small £30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'  >

A hybrid raised at Caerhays Castle with huge saucer-shaped salmon-pink flowers
 
Seedling £25.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Splendour'

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Splendour'  >

Vibrant pink
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'  >

A hybrid between M. mollicomata and M. liliiflora 'Nigra' which flowers at a young age and is suitable for smaller gardens. The flowers open a dark purplish-red and fade to mauvish-purple
 
Medium £60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

MAGNOLIA 'Cameo'

MAGNOLIA 'Cameo'  >

Pinkish-red outside to the tepals and white flushed purple within
 
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 
Specimen £80.00 each 

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