• "Magnolia galaxy is a medium sized tree of conical habit formed by its ascending branches that broaden at maturity. It is a good choice for gardens or parkland as it produces stunning, purple-pink to red, tulip-shaped flowers, which are lightly scented. The flowers will emerge before the foliage in early spring. Doing best on moist but free draining fertile soils, it will thrive in sheltered or partially shaded positions."
  • "This is a superb small tree with heavily scented, rather narrow, cup shaped flowers in April. It has pale pink petals, flushed with a deeper pink towards the base, and a cerise stripe on the back. An ideal Magnolia for sheltered urban gardens as it a smaller mature tree than the Magnolia galaxy and makes a nice addition to parks. Why not plant with later flowering Malus to prolong your flowering period."
  • "Magnolia kobus is a sturdy variety and is both hardy and versatile. It is a medium size, round headed tree and is recommended for planting on verges and in parkland. It does well in most soils, including chalky ones. The very large, white flowers are produced as early as March and can reach up to 10cm across. This is definitely the best choice Magnolia for neutral to high ph soils."
  • "Magnolia x loebneri Leonard Messel is one of the most beautiful magnolias producing abundant dainty white-lilac flowers in spring. It only makes a small tree so it is perfect for a garden and it is reasonable lime tolerant. There can be as many as 12 to 15 petals on a single glorious flower and in the spring the tree is smothered with velvety cased buds waiting to burst."
  • "Magnolia loebneri Snowdrift is a hybrid of M. kobus and M. stellata, forming a small tree or large shrub, and producing a profusion of white flowers in April. 'Snowdrift' has particularly large flowers and slightly larger leaves. The flowers appear as a goblet then unfold into a star-shape. It will succeed well on all types of well-drained soil, including chalk. Full sun or partial shade. Very hardy."
  • "Magnolia spectrum is a strong growing, upright tree suitable for the smaller garden. This hyBare Root (BR)id (Magnolia liliflora 'Nigra' x Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva'), a sister seedling of 'Galaxy', Spectrum' is a small to medium-sized, upright, deciduous tree producing large, goblet-shaped flowers in mid- to late spring. The flowers are rich red-purple and elegantly curved in bud, opening deep reddish-pink with a paler interior, held in a shapely upright fashion. Requires fertile, slightly acid soil. Hardy."
  • "The flowers of Magnolia stellata are always a welcome sight as they burst open on bare branches, heralding the start of spring. A native of Japan, Magnolia stellata still grows there in the wild alongside streams, at elevations up to 600m. It is a slow growing deciduous shrub eventually reaching up to 4m in height and width. The growth is ovate and upright when young spreading with age to form a beautiful rounded shrub or small tree. Early in the spring before the leaves appear, the grey silky buds open and allow the large white, starry flowers to unfurl. Made up of over a dozen tepals, they can be up to 4 inches across and with a delicate, subtle fragrance. Depending on the air temperature, they can sometimes have a slight blush of pink to them. The flowers can be tender to hard frosts and so it is best to position the plants somewhere with shade early in the morning and sun later in the day. When the foliage appears, it has a bronzy tinge, maturing to a dark green oblong leaf, smaller than many other species of Magnolia. In Autumn, it has a red-green knobbly fruit which splits to reveal orange seeds inside. It is not uncommon for the fruit to drop before it develops fully. Closely related to Magnolia kobus, it was previously considered to be a variety of this but was later confirmed to be its own species. Magnolia loebneri was bred by using Magnolia stellata and Magnolia kobus as the parent plants."
  • "Magnolia Royal Star is a double flowered cultivar of Magnloia stelata. This many branched large shrub rarely reaches 5m (15ft) tall, but can be 7m (20ft) wide. The flowers are pure white star shaped and appear in April before the leaves and are fragrant. The leaves are oblong about 3 inches long and taper to the base."
  • "Magnolia Liliflora Susan is a hardy bushy tree-form magnolia. It is deciduous with dark green leaves emerging in spring. Magnolia Susan is a showy Magnolia with sumptuous, goblet-shaped, very dark purple-red flowers produced in late spring / early summer and intermittently into autumn. This is a small magnolia reaching a max height of 3 meters and spread of 1 metre. It will thrive in either full sun or partial shade. Despite its delicate appearance it will survive sub-zero temperatures and flower the following spring. It likes moist, well drained soils but will tolerate most conditions unless they are very chalky. To obtain the best flowers choose a sheltered and sunny spot. Gusty winds batter the sumptuous blooms and late frosts can damage buds so it’s best to keep this magnolia from frost pockets. It grows well in partially shady conditions too. Before planting Magnolia Susan put plenty of organic matter in the hole and cover the base with a thick layer of mulch each year. Water your magnolia tree regularly until it’s established. Magnolia Susan is a slow grower and suitable for smaller gardens. You can also grow them in large deep containers if you are able to provide water and food on a regular basis. If you have very chalky soil containers are the best way to grow magnolias. There is usually no need to prune magnolia, particularly the Susan variety, as the erect compact habit keeps itself neat. If you need to cut back damaged or crossed branches do so in mid-summer."
  • "Magnolia denudata Yellow River is a stunning Magnolia that was introduced from Japan and produces large, goblet shaped canary yellow flowers. The flowers of this pretty tree are wonderfully fragrant and appear in April and May, adorning the bare branches with a brilliant yellow which cannot be over looked. The bright green foliage follows, turning a lemony yellow before falling in the autumn time. Like other Magnolias, this tree will grow on most soils, preferring a free draining and slightly sheltered aspect to protect flowers from the frost. For Magnolia, this is quite a vigorous grower that has a fairly tight, upright, crown when it is young, that broadens with age. Magnolia denudate Yellow River is an elegant and low maintenance tree, making it a super addition to any planting scheme that is aiming to produce spring cheer, year upon year."

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