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 - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of MAGNOLIA

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MAGNOLIA x loebneri 'Wildcat'

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

 
Large
£80.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Lois'

MAGNOLIA 'Lois'

Clear primrose flowers without a tendency to fade. Just as good in Burncoose Gardens as M. 'Daphne'

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
MAGNOLIA 'Lotus'

MAGNOLIA 'Lotus'

large cream flowers with a splash of pink at the base

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Lucy Carlson'

MAGNOLIA 'Lucy Carlson'

palest pink, with many tepals

 
Medium
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£70.00  
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Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA macrophylla

MAGNOLIA macrophylla

Great-leaved magnolia, Umbrella tree

the largest leafed magnolia of all with greyish leaves, glaucous underneath and fragrant white flowers

 
Small
£40.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Medium
£70.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
MAGNOLIA macrophylla subsp. ashei

MAGNOLIA macrophylla subsp. ashei

a miniature form of M.macrophylla with smaller leaves which will flower at a very young age

 
Small
£35.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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 'Manchu Fan'

MAGNOLIA 'Manchu Fan'

creamy-white flowers with a small pink smudge at the base

 
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 'March-till-Frost'

MAGNOLIA 'March-till-Frost'

as its name implies this magnolia continues to produce flowers irregularly right through the season. The first flowers are usually pale pink but the later ones are usually darker

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
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MAGNOLIA 'Margaret Helen'

MAGNOLIA 'Margaret Helen'

rose-red campbellii-type bowl-shaped blooms which appear freely at a young age. An exceptionally clear colour

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Maxine Merrill'

MAGNOLIA 'Maxine Merrill'

an acuminata x loebneri hybrid with bright yellow flowers usually before the leaf emerges. Flowers at a very young age

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

MAGNOLIA 'Meganolia'

flamboyant, very large, deep pink flowers before the leaves

 
£100.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
MAGNOLIA 'Melon Sky'

MAGNOLIA 'Melon Sky'

pale purple-pink with a hint of yellow.

 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Mighty Mouse'

MAGNOLIA 'Mighty Mouse'

small-growing with goblet-shaped red flowers

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

MAGNOLIA 'Milky Way'

white flowers with a touch of pink at the base

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

MAGNOLIA 'Mr Julian'

pale 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 
Specimen
£95.00 each 
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