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 'Butterflies'

MAGNOLIA 'Butterflies'

a hybrid between M.acuminata and M.denudata with rich yellow flowers and red stamens

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Belle'

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
£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Philip'

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Philip'

deep pink flowers with much paler insides to the tepals

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Splendour'

MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Splendour'

vibrant pink

 
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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MAGNOLIA 'Caerhays Surprise'

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
£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 'Cameo'

MAGNOLIA 'Cameo'

pinkish-red outside to the tepals and white flushed purple within

 
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 campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

one of the very best but still too little known hybrids with large deep crimson flowers opening late in the season

 
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.
MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Charles Raffill'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Charles Raffill'

rose-purple flowers on the outside and white with a marginal pink flush on the inside

 
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.
Specimen
£95.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Darjeeling'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Darjeeling'

dark rose coloured flowers

 
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.
MAGNOLIA campbellii subsp. mollicomata 'Lanarth'

MAGNOLIA campbellii subsp. mollicomata 'Lanarth'

large cyclamen-purple flowers of this subspecies of M. mollicomata raised at Lanarth

 
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.
MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Princess Margaret'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Princess Margaret'

large flowers red-purple on the outside and cream inside.

 
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.
MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Sidbury'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Sidbury'

raised at Sidbury Manor in Devon this is one of the earliest campbellii crosses to flower in Cornwall with attractive lighter pink flowers

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Werrington'

MAGNOLIA campbellii 'Werrington'

a Forrest original which grows at Werrington Park in North Cornwall

 
Medium
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£70.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
MAGNOLIA 'Carlos'

MAGNOLIA 'Carlos'

good yellow flowers but sometimes appearing with the leaves. A cross between M. acuminata var subcordata and M. denudata

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

an absolute picture when in full flower with row upon row of upright white flowers

 
Large
£80.00 each 
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