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Magnolia

Magnolia


 


Description:

Magnolia is a large plant family of about 210 flowering plant species.  Magnolias make an ideal specimen or accent tree. A stand-out when blooming against needled evergreens or darker buildings!  They characteristically have showy, fragrant flowers that are white, pink, purple, green, or yellow. The flowers are followed by showy red or pink fruits displaying red, orange, or pink seeds, each of which hangs from the fruit by a thread-like strand.
 
Botanical Name: Magnolia
Common Name: Magnolia, Sweet Bay Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Southern Magnolia, Star Magnolia
Type: Deciduous or Evergreen Tree or Large Shrub
Soil Preference: Grows best in a sunny location in rich, moist, well-drained soil.  Growth will be thin and leggy in a shaded spot but can be grown in light shade.  Dislikes dry soils.
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
Attributes: Showy flowers, early spring flowers
Pests: Scale, borers, weevils
Diseases: Leaf spot, blight, scab, mildew, canker, verticillium wilt
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone in early spring and again following our water & fertilizer schedule.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Magnolia x 'Betty'
Betty Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  More upright than 'Ann' with deep purple flowers in spring.
Bloom Color: Deep purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10'
Spread: 8'


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Magnolia x 'Butterflies'
Butterflies Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Abundant 4-5 inch rich yellow double flowers each with 10-15 petals, are held upright like butterflies on the branches.  Very hardy.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 10-12'


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Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'
Edith Bogue Southern Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Fragrant white flowers from May to June on this very hardy evergreen type.  Excellent tight pyramidal habit with lustrous dark green foliage.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 25-30'
Spread: 20-25'


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Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'
Elizabeth Magnolia
zones
 
Description:  In late April to early May, elegant pointed buds open to clear primrose yellow flowers that fade to dark cream and have the slight fragrance of a good musk perfume.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-25'


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Magnolia x 'Galaxy'
Galaxy Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Galaxy opens a little later in spring than other types with large, reddish-purple flowers.  A good tree form with a strong central leader.
Bloom Color: Red-purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25'
Spread: 15'


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Magnolia x 'Genie'
Genie Magnolia
zones 5-9

 
Description:  A small pyramidal upright form.  Sensational black-red buds open to deep rich maroon-purple flowers that are lightly scented. Will re-bloom later in the summer if conditions are not too dry.
Bloom Color: Maroon-Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 5'


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Magnolia hypoleuca
Whitebark Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Pale yellow flowers in spring on this pyramidal to rounded form. The yellow petals fall to the ground revealing red fruits.  Be sure to locate this tree properly, taking into account the ultimate size as it looks best if kept unpruned.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-50'
Spread: 35-40'


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Magnolia x 'Jane'
Jane
Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Fragrant reddish-purple flowers, darker on the undersides of the petals, smother the stems before the leaves emerge and intermittently through fall.  Later blooming and thus avoids frost damage to the flower buds.  A striking specimen when in bloom.
Bloom Color: Red-purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 8-10'


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Magnolia loebneri 'Merill'
Merill Magnolia
zones
 
Description:  A fragrant and very showy white flowering Magnolia.  A dense and low-branched form.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 12-15'


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Magnolia stellata
Star Magnolia
zones

 
Description:  Striking in late winter or early spring with its large fragrant, double white flowers appearing before the foliage.  Open-branched, multi-trunked large shrub or small tree.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 10-15'


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Magnolia stellata 'Centennial'
Centennial Star Magnolia
zones
 
Description:  Very large, highly fragrant white flowers open from pink flushed buds on bare stems in spring.  Smaller and more compact than other Magnolias; more upright and bushier than stellata.  Also blooms 1-2 weeks later than other Star Magnolias.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 10-15'


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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
Royal Star Magnolia
zones
 
Description:  A slow growing, rounded form with white spring flowers.  Grows best with mulch spread out to the edge of the canopy to eliminate competition from turf and ground covers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'


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Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'
Waterlily Star Magnolia
zones
 
Description:  Pink flushed buds, very large, highly fragrant white blossoms on bare stems.  Smaller and more compact than other Magnolias.  Blooms 1-2 weeks later than other Star Magnolias.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15'
Spread: 10-15'


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Magnolia x soulangiana
Saucer Magnolia
zones

Description:  This large growing Magnolia has tulip-shaped white and pink blooms that number in the hundreds!  An easy to grow tree in ordinary, well-drained soil.
Bloom Color: White & Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 20-25'
Spread: 20-25'


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Magnolia soulangiana 'Alexandrina'
Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia
zones
 
Description: Flowers flushed rose-purple outside, inside of petals pure white.  One of the larger and earlier flowering varieties.  Sporadic blooms thru summer.  Green, glossy foliage.
Bloom Color: Rosy Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-12'
Spread: 10'


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Magnolia x 'Sunsation'
Sunsation Magnolia
zones 4-9
 
Description: Late frosts are no match for this one! 6-7” yellow flowers with a rosy pink base open late in the spring, before leaves emerge. The growth habit will remind you of an ornamental Pear. Very uniform and pyramidal, it never needs pruning.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 20'
Spread: 25'


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Magnolia virginiana
Laurel Magnolia, Sweet Bay Magnolia
zones
Description:  White fragrant flowers with yellow centers on-and-off all summer.  Flowers resemble Gardenia blooms.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-25'


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Magnolia x 'Yellow Bird'
Yellow Bird Magnolia
zones

Description:  Tulip-like canary yellow flowers bloom in spring on this upright, pyramidal form.  Fast grower.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40'
Spread: 25'
 
 

 


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