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 'Green Bee'

MAGNOLIA 'Green Bee'

one of Philippe de Spoelberch's wonderful new introductions. Coloured as its name implies

 
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.
 AWARD
MAGNOLIA 'Heaven Scent'

MAGNOLIA 'Heaven Scent'

Gresham hybrid with goblet-shaped flowers pink outside and white inside. Strongly lavender scented

 
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 '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
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
Specimen
£95.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Hot Flash'

MAGNOLIA 'Hot Flash'

narrow deep yellow flowers each with a pink flush at the base. Grows to only about 8 metres

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Hot Lips'

MAGNOLIA 'Hot Lips'

pale pink with maroon shading at the base.

 
Medium
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£70.00  
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Large
£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
£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 'Iolanthe'

MAGNOLIA 'Iolanthe'

Jury hybrid with large cup-shaped rose-pink flowers which are white 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.
Large
£80.00 each 
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
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Janet'

white tinged pink.

 
Medium
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£70.00  
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MAGNOLIA 'Joe McDaniel'

MAGNOLIA 'Joe McDaniel'

M. soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra' crossed with M. xveitchii with deep purple flowers

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'John Bond'

MAGNOLIA 'John Bond'

large white flowers.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'John Gallagher'

MAGNOLIA 'John Gallagher'

 
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 'Joli Pompom'

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

a hybrid between M. 'David Clulow' and M. sprengeri elongata. Interesting white flowers with rose stamens

 
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.
Specimen
£95.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Judy Zuk'

MAGNOLIA 'Judy Zuk'

extraordinary large yellow flowers with a flash of orange

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA kobus

MAGNOLIA kobus

Northern Japanese magnolia

small flowered, pure white

 
Small
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£20.00 each 
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