Magnolia Trees

Pronunciation: mag-NO-lee-a

Deciduous Magnolia in Flower
Deciduous Magnolia in Flower

Magnolia trees may be either evergreen (Grandiflora) such as Magnolia Kay Parris and Magnolia Teddy Bear or deciduous or such as the ‘Star Magnolia’ or Magnolia Stellata.

With some of the most elegant flowers in the plant world are a most desirable garden plant, readily available for sale online.

Evergreen Magnolias

Southern magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora or bull bay are large growing evergreen magnolias while Magnolia Little Gem is a smaller growing form Magnolia ‘Little gem’ was the first of the so called ‘dwarf’ magnolia.

  • Magnolia grandiflora will grow to 20 m
  • Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ growing to 6 m

    New developments related to the popular ‘Little Gem’ include:
  • Magnolia grandiflora ‘Teddy Bear’ growing to 10m
  • Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’ growing to 6-9m
  • Magnolia virginiana
  • Magnolia delavayi which grows to about 8 metres is the Chinese evergreen Magnolia

Deciduous Magnolia

The Japanese or Chinese Magnolias are deciduous forms with attractive flowers. Deciduous magnolias are mostly from China, Japan and surrounding areas.

With many species that are garden worthy in themselves, the deciduous magnolias have also been heavily hybridised.

New varieties are becoming available, some with large colorful flowers. These plants make excellent specimen or feature trees in the garden.

Many of the deciduous types are also small growing, well suited to containers.

A Few growing hints for Magnolias

  • Magnolias are slow growing, advanced specimens may be costly, but are worth the money.
  • Magnolias do not like frost or wind.
  • Magnolias prefer a moist soil.Deciduous magnolias can be fertilized in early spring.
  • Magnolias prefer a soil pH from 6.6 to 7.

You may also be interested in

  • Magnolias for sale
  • Magnolia teddy bear
  • Magnolia kay parris
  • Magnolia little gem
  • Magnolia campbellii
  • Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’
  • Magnolia insignis ‘Red lotus tree’
  • Magnolia ashei – The Ash Magnolia
  • Magnolia sieboldii

Magnolia tree history and fact sheet.

The Magnolia Tree has been around for 1000s of years and are a favorite fragrant flowering tree for the garden. Magnolias are becoming extinct in the wild, but in cultivation new varieties are being developed every year.

Southern Magnolia or Magnolia Grandiflora are also referred to as Bull Bay, Cucumber Tree, Lily Tree, Sweet Bay, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Tree and Yulan Tree

Magnolia Little Gem along with Magnolia Kay Parris and Magnolia Teddy Bear trees and shrubs are three of the most popular Magnolias used for landscaping.

Charles Plumier named Magnolias after the french botanist Pierre Magnol. With over 210 species identified so far sadly Magnolias are becoming extinct in the wild, but in cultivation new varieties are being developed every year. The International Magnolia Society is a great source of information on Magnolias