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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
  • 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.
    Place of origin
    Himalayas, eastern and southeastern Asia, eastern North America to tropical North and South America
    Youtube video
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 x soulangeana 'Alexandrina'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Alexandrina'

Tulip magnolia

white flowers with a purple flush at the base. Upright growing and free flowering

 
Small
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£18.50 each 
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MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Brozzonii'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Brozzonii'

Tulip magnolia

large elongated white flowers shaded purple at the base

 
Large
£70.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Deep Purple Dream'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Deep Purple Dream'

Tulip magnolia

very dark pink bowl-shaped flowers.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lennei'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lennei'

Tulip magnolia

pink stained crimson

 
Small
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£18.50 each 
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MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lombardy Rose'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Lombardy Rose'

Tulip magnolia

pink.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Picture'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Picture'

Tulip magnolia

long erect flowers which are purple outside and white inside

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'

Tulip magnolia

rich rosy-red cup-shaped flowers

 
Small
£18.50 each 
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Satisfaction'

MAGNOLIA x soulangeana 'Satisfaction'

Tulip magnolia

exceptionally large fragrant red-pink flowers in April and May. Petals are red-pink outside and white inside

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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'

 
Medium
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MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Diva' 'Burncoose'

a deep glowing rose-purple form raised at Burncoose by the late head gardener, Mr Arnold Dance

 
Seedling
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£25.00 each 
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Medium
£70.00 each 
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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
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Marwood Spring'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Marwood Spring'

a simply splendid form from this well known garden

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Westonbirt'

MAGNOLIA sprengeri 'Westonbirt'

pale pink

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
Specimen
£95.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'

MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'

very fragrant, large pure white flowers with a hint of pink at the base. Fast growing

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Star Wars'

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

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£80.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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