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Magnolias are some of the most magnificent specimen trees and shrubs in the garden.  They can be used as specimens or as lovely backdrops for other plantings.   They prefer a moist well drained slightly acidic soil, but are fairly tolerant.  In limestone soils, it is beneficial to add a top dressing of compost, but be careful not to disturb the roots.  Magnolias do best when given enough room to develop root systems - better away from other trees with plenty of sun and room to grow.  (Bloom times, when given, are given for USDA Zone 5)


Alexandrina - Magnolia soulangeana - Upright multi-stemmed tree with tulip shaped purple-pink blooms with a white interior.  Its late bloom time makes it perfect for colder climates.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C); height: 15ft.
#P2720   1yr. plant   $24.95
#P3-2720   (1yr. plants)   Three plants for $33.99

Ann Magnolia   Ann - Magnolia x  - Erect compact growing magnolia blooming in mid April.  Flowers are large and red-purple on both sides.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 10ft.
#P3264   1yr. plant   $24.95
P3-3264   (1yr. plants)   Three trees for $33.99

Betty Magnolia   Betty  - Magnolia x - Bred by the US National Arboretum, this variety has large 8inch blooms with white centers that emerge later than most leaf-losing varieties.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 10ft.
#P896   1yr. plant   $24.95
#P3-896   (1yr. plants)   Three trees for $33.99

Chinese Magnolia soulangeana  Chinese MagnoliaMagnolia soulangeana -  Large bush or small tree bearing a profusion of large white blooms, blushed with purple. Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 15ft.
#2028  Packet, $14.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds

Jane - Magnolia x - Strong vigorous upright shrub or small tree with extremely large fragrant blooms.  Color is re-purple on the outside and white on the interior of the bloom.  Blooms early May.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 10ft.
#P3018   1yr. plant   $24.95
P3-3018   (1yr. plants)   Three trees for $33.99

Lily Magnolia (Woody Orchid) -  Magnolia liliflora -  Large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree with large dark green leaves and 4in. deep red-purple blooms.   Hardy to -30F (-34.4C);  height: 15ft.
#2026  Packet, $10.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds

Little Leafed Cucumber Tree (Little Leaf Magnolia) - Magnolia accuminata - One of the largest varieties of magnolia with large oblong leaves and greenish-yellow flowers followed by coral seed clusters.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C);  height: 90-100ft.
#898  Packet, $11.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#P898  2-3ft. tree  $24.95
#P3-898  (2-3ft. trees)   Three trees for $33.99

Leonard Messel - Magnolia x loebneri - Slow growing mutli-stemmed tree with deep pink buds that open to reveal lighter pink blooms.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 10ft.
#P2721   2-3ft. tree   $50.95
#P3-2721   (2-3ft. trees)   Three trees for $70.00

Northern Japanese Magnolia (Kobushi Magnolia) Magnolia kobus - This variety is well adapted to cooler climates and loses its leaves in the winter.  A medium sized tree or large shrub with multiple trunks and 3-5inch white star shaped blooms before the leaves open.  Uncommon in the US.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 30ft.
#891  Packet, $16.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds

Oyama Magnolia - Magnolia seiboldii - A leaf losing variety with large 3-4inch white flowers  with crimson stamens that blooms when quite small.  Hardy to -10F (-23.3C);  height: 15ft.
#892  Packet, $11.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds

Royal Star Magnolia - Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' - A cold hardier hybridized version of the Star Magnolia with large white flowers.  Hardy to -30F (-34.4C);  height: 12ft.
#P895   1yr. plant   $24.95
#P3-895   (1yr. plants)   Three plants for $33.99

Magnolia Stellata   Star Magnolia (Stellata Magnolia) - Magnolia stellata - A smaller leaf losing variety with white to pink 3-4inch flowers.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 15ft.
#P894   1yr. plant   $24.95
#P3-894   (1yr. plants)   Three plants for $33.99

Southern Magnolia - Magnolia denudata - This is the magnificent evergreen magnolia familiar to everyone in the southern US.  Large leathery leaves and creamy white blooms - very fragrant.  The tree itself may reach a height of 90ft. and will flower profusely.  Hardy to -10F (-23.3C); height: 90ft.
#2025  Packet, $8.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds

Sweet Bay Magnolia - Magnolia virginiana - Blooms later than most other varieties and may remain evergreen in warmer climates.  Fragrant white flowers are borne in the summer.  Hardy to -20F (-28.8C);  height: 15-60ft.
#899  Packet, $21.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#P899   2-3ft. tree   $24.95
P3-899   (2-3ft. trees)   Three trees for $33.99

Yulan Magnolia (Temple Magnolia, Lily Tree) - Magnolia denudata (Magnolia conspicua) - This Chinese leaf losing native commonly planted around temples is a large specimen with huge 8 inch white flowers that open before the leaves open.  Magnificent!  Hardy to -10F (-23.3C);  height: 50ft.
#893  Packet, $8.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


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