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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
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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 denudata 'Gere'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Gere'

Lily tree, Yulan

flowers two or three weeks later than the typical species with simple ivory white flowers

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA denudata 'Ghost Ship'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Ghost Ship'

Lily tree, Yulan

large white 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 denudata 'Yellow River'

MAGNOLIA denudata 'Yellow River'

Lily tree, Yulan

(cv 'Fei Huang') - yellowish buds fading to creamy-white as the flowers open

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Early Rose'

MAGNOLIA 'Early Rose'

large rose pink flowers

 
Medium
£70.00  
Large
£80.00  
MAGNOLIA 'Eleanor May'

MAGNOLIA 'Eleanor May'

reddish-purple bowl-shaped flowers.

 
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.
 AWARD
MAGNOLIA 'Elizabeth'

MAGNOLIA 'Elizabeth'

cup-shaped clear primrose-yellow flowers before and with the new leaves

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
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.
MAGNOLIA 'Emperor'

MAGNOLIA 'Emperor'

large dark reddish-pink to purple flowers, sometimes reblooming.

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

MAGNOLIA 'Felix Jury'

this is a Jury hybrid between M. 'Vulcan' and a seedling of M. 'Iolanthe'. This impressive magnolia has white and port wine red flowers shaped like water lilies

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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.
MAGNOLIA 'First Love'

MAGNOLIA 'First Love'

upright purple flowers.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'F. J. Williams'

MAGNOLIA 'F. J. Williams'

a sensational new hybrid raised at Caerhays. Early flowering with a striking deep reddish purple flower

 
Seedling
£25.00  
Medium
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£70.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
MAGNOLIA 'Flamingo'

MAGNOLIA 'Flamingo'

pink tulip flowers just before the leaves

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Frank’s Masterpiece'

MAGNOLIA 'Frank’s Masterpiece'

large flowers, red-purple on outside, paler within.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
 AWARD
MAGNOLIA 'Galaxy'

MAGNOLIA 'Galaxy'

rosy purple flowers early in the season

 
Small
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Medium
£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Genie'

MAGNOLIA 'Genie'

this is the best new magnolia introduction from the point of view of colour to be seen in the UK for many years. Bred by Vance Hooper in New Zealand this soulangeana hybrid flowers very young and appears not to grow too big. The flowers are even darker than M.'Black Tulip' in bud and open an exquisite dark burgundy-red which they retain until they drop

 
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.
Specimen
£95.00 each 
 AWARD
MAGNOLIA 'Gold Star'

MAGNOLIA 'Gold Star'

a vigorous stellata hybrid which has attractive soft yellow buds and stellata-shaped flowers which fade to creamy-white. Very hardy

 
Large
£80.00 each 
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