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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 grandiflora 'Alta'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Alta'  >

Very hardy variety. Columnar in habit. Dark green shiny leaves and rust coloured indumentum. White fragrant flowers
Medium £30.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Exmouth'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Exmouth'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Exmouth magnolia, Loblolly magnolia.
Large fragrant creamy yellow flowers late summer and autumn
Small £25.00 each
Medium £40.00 each
Large £75.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Ferruginea'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Ferruginea'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia.
Rich rusty red indumentum on the underside of the leaves and an upright habit
Small £20.00 each
Large £35.00 each

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Francois Treyve'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Francois Treyve'  >

Compact habit. Deep green rounded leaves with cinnamon-brown indumentum. Creamy white fragrant flowers
Medium £30.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Gallissonnière'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Gallissonnière'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia.
Leaves reddish brown underneath, very hardy. Very large creamy white flowers
Small £17.50 each
Medium £40.00 each
Large £125.00 each
Specimens £150.00 each
Collect Only
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Kay Parris'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Kay Parris'  >


Commonly known as: Bull Bay, Loblolly magnolia.
An increasingly popular variety with large flowers and rippled foliage that emerges pink
Small £25.00 each
Medium £40.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £85.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem'

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Little Gem'  >


Commonly known as: Bull bay, Loblolly magnolia.
Narrow columnar habit and small white flowers. Leaves heavily felted rust.
Small £17.50 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
Medium £35.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'Green Bee'

MAGNOLIA 'Green Bee'  >

One of Philippe de Spoelberch's wonderful new introductions. Coloured as its name implies
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Heaven Scent'   AWARD

MAGNOLIA 'Heaven Scent'  >

Gresham hybrid with goblet-shaped flowers pink outside and white inside. Strongly lavender scented
Large £60.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Honey Tulip'

MAGNOLIA 'Honey Tulip'  >

A golden-honey version of M. 'Black Tulip' which flowers before the leaves appear. A brand new New Zealand hybrid which will be very popular
Medium £60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Ian's Red'

MAGNOLIA 'Ian's Red'  >

Rich claret coloured blooms. This will become a very popular variety especially as it grows to only about 5 metres
Medium £60.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA insignis

MAGNOLIA insignis  >

Small tree with erect solitary creamy-white flowers tinged pink that resemble a magnolia
Medium £60.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Iolanthe'

MAGNOLIA 'Iolanthe'  >

Jury hybrid with large cup-shaped rose-pink flowers which are white inside
Medium £60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'J.C. Williams'

MAGNOLIA 'J.C. Williams'  >

A Caerhays hybrid between sprengeri 'Diva' and sargentiana robusta with a most striking and unusual deep red colour which appears on opening almost black from a distance. Flowers at a very young age and is an absolute must for any enthusiast
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA 'Joe McDaniel'

MAGNOLIA 'Joe McDaniel'  >

M. soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra' crossed with M. veitchii with deep purple flowers
Medium £60.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'  >

A hybrid between M. 'David Clulow' and M. sprengeri elongata. Interesting white flowers with rose stamens
Medium £60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'Judy Zuk'

MAGNOLIA 'Judy Zuk'  >

A startling new introduction with medium yellow flowers shading to pinkish-orange at the base and a strong fragrance
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA kobus

MAGNOLIA kobus  >


Commonly known as: Northern Japanese magnolia.
Small flowered, pure white
Small £20.00 each
Large £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA kobus 'Pink Kobus'

MAGNOLIA kobus 'Pink Kobus'  >


Commonly known as: Northern Japanese magnolia.
Light pink flowers rather than white
Medium £60.00 each
Large £65.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'Leda'

MAGNOLIA 'Leda'  >

Large pure white cup and saucer flower. Free flowering
Medium £60.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each

MAGNOLIA liliiflora 'Nigra'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA liliiflora 'Nigra'  >

Flowers purplish-red
Small £19.00 each
Large £55.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA 'Livingstone'

MAGNOLIA 'Livingstone'  >

Purple-pink tulip-shaped blooms fairly late in the season
Medium £60.00 each
Large £70.00 each

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'  >

Soft pink star-like flowers
Small £17.50 each
Large £50.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Mag's Pirouette'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Mag's Pirouette'  >

A seedling from Ballerina with lovely small flowers. The outer tepals are shorter than the inner ones
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Merrill'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Merrill'  >

Large white fragrant flowers
Small £17.50 each
Large £45.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £65.00 each

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Powder Puff'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Powder Puff'  >

An exceptional variety with tepals (petals) arranged like a powder puff
Medium £60.00 each

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Raspberry Fun'

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Raspberry Fun'  >

A tough x loebneri hybrid which is suitable for the smaller garden. A profusion of reddish-pink flowers
Medium £60.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat'  AWARD

MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat'  >

A stellata shape but with up to 52 tepals giving a 'Chrysanthemum' effect. Soft pink buds open to white. Grows to 5-8m
Medium £60.00 each

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
Specimen £80.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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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Available autumn 2020 -
Large £70.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £90.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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