Magnolias are just a joy at this time of year. The swelling buds open to reveal the stunning spring flowers. All Magnolia like a good depth of soil, plenty of moisture with early flowering Magnolias requiring a little shelter from cold drying winds. A neutral to acid soil and regular mulching in a sunny to shady site will result in a happy healthy plant that will flower happily for many years to come.
With a range of Magnolia that beats most wholesale suppliers we have some fantastic varieties in stock from 10L up to 4m standards.
Now for something a little different. For the Magnolia connoisseur :
- Magnolia yunnanensis (Syn: Magnolia laevifolia). Leathery evergreen leaves that are shiny beneath. Coppery-red buds open to reveal white scented flowers in large numbers in May to June. The flowers has a slightly pale green centre. A second flush of flowers can appear in the autumn. Height 2m.
- Magnolia sieboldii is a delight to behold with fragrant white cup-shaped flowers from June to August followed by spectacular crimson fruits. Height 2.5m.
- Magnolia x thompsoniana ‘Olmenhof’. This Magnolia forms a large shrub / small tree with large fragrant white flowers and shiny green leaves with a silvery underside. Height 6m
- Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ produces very large vase-shaped flowers up to 25cm across that are pink on the outside and white on the inside. Height 6m
- Magnolia wilsonii. Unlike all the Magnolias mentioned so far Magnolia wilsonii flowers droop but are well worth laying on the ground for! Pendant white cup-shaped flowers with crimson stamens in late spring and early summer. Height 8m
- Magnolia zenii has highly scented small white flowers with a pink-purple streak at the base of each petal. Height 8m
- Magnolia tripetala. Known as the Umbrella Magnolia due to the clusters of leaves at the end of each branch tip. Large lemon-scented creamy white flowers with longer, thinner than average petals are produced from April to May. Height 10m
|Magnolia x thompsoniana ‘Olmenhof’||Magnolia sieboldii||Magnolia wilsonii|