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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
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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 '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
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA stellata

MAGNOLIA stellata

Star magnolia

white star-shaped flowers. All flower FEB-APR

 
Small
£16.00 each 
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Available again from June 2024 -
Medium
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£40.00 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA stellata 'Jane Platt'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Jane Platt'

Star magnolia

profuse deep pink flowers fading after opening

 
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 stellata keiskei

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

Star magnolia

dense shrubby form with small purplish flowers

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA stellata 'King Rose'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'King Rose'

Star magnolia

pale pink buds unfurling to white

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA stellata 'Royal Star'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Royal Star'

Star magnolia

improved pure white

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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 stellata 'Water Lily'

MAGNOLIA stellata 'Water Lily'

Star magnolia

large flowers with more numerous petals than other varieties

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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 'Strawberry Fields'

MAGNOLIA 'Strawberry Fields'

deep reddish-pink.

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Strawberry Shake'

MAGNOLIA 'Strawberry Shake'

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Sunburst'

MAGNOLIA 'Sunburst'

an American bred hybrid with upright dark yellow flowers.

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Sunsation'

MAGNOLIA 'Sunsation'

golden-yellow flowers with a pink stripe

 
Large
£80.00 each 
Specimen
£95.00 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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MAGNOLIA 'Susan'

MAGNOLIA 'Susan'

red-purple in bud opening paler

 
Small
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£20.00 each 
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Large
£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Susanna van Veen'

MAGNOLIA 'Susanna van Veen'

flowers are similar to 'Caerhays Belle' in shape but with a darker rose-pink hue

 
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 'Sweet Merlot'

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Merlot'

claret-red flowers which are globe-shaped with paler insides

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Sixteen'

MAGNOLIA 'Sweet Sixteen'

pure white flowers.

 
Medium
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£70.00  
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£80.00 each 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
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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™.
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