Magnolias can be both Deciduous and Evergreen with many different species. They both have beautiful big fragrant flowers in spring, in a range of colours from white, pink, burgundy and yellow. The deciduous variety flower before the leaves appear in spring, which makes quite a statement in the garden. The deciduous magnolia is more cold tolerant than the evergreen variety. From shrubs to trees, there is a Magnolia for every garden size and situation.
DENUDATA: Large pure cream perfumed flower. Broad spreading small tree to about 5-6m.
LILIIFLORA Nigra (Purple Lily Magnolia): Dwarf. Suitable for small & average sized gardens, with shrubby, erect growth. The flowers have the deepest purple outer surface, and are white within. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
LOEBNERI Leonard Messell: Large shrub or small tree. Attractive fuchsia-purple buds open to a lovely pink, star-shaped flower. The darkest star-shaped flower. The darkest star-shaped flower to date. 2.5m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Alba Superba: Small tree. Beautiful tulip-shaped flowers, white, faint pink flush at base. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Brozzonnii: Late flowering, white candle-like buds. Faint pink flush at base. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Burgundy Glow: Spreading small tree. Deep pinkish-purple and white tulip shaped flowers. Mid spring flowering. Fragrantly perfumed. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Lennei Alba: Outstandingly beautiful form of the Lennei Magnolia with immense globular flowers of pure creamy white. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Pink: Beautiful purplish-pink and white tulip shaped flowers. Early spring flowering and fragrantly perfumed. The original classic. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA Rustica Rubra: Excellent Magnolia, vigorous grower with deep red-purple goblet shaped flowers. 2.5m wide x 3.5m high in 10 years.
SOULANGIANA San Jose: Large, rosy purple and white flowers and a vigorous growth habit make it an excellent magnolia. 3m wide x 4m high in 10 years.
STELLATA (Star Magnolia): Multi-branched, compact bush. Pure white star-shaped flowers in profusion. Excellent for smaller gardens or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.
STELLATA Rosea: Multi-branched compact bush. Pink in bud. The star-shaped flowers open to a light pink and fade to almost white as they age. Excellent for the smaller garden or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.
X BALLERINA: Small compact bush, heavily branched. Free flowering fragrant star-shaped flowers with white petals flushed pink at the base. An excellent magnolia for the smaller garden. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.
x ELIZABETH: A deciduous shrub or small tree that has sweetly scented lemon yellow flowers in early spring, borne before the plant comes into leaf. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
x GALAXY: Beautiful, showy, upright grower with exceptionally strong branches. Large dappled red-purple blooms. Mid season flowering. One of the best new magnolias. Suited to smaller gardens and tubs. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
x HEAVEN SCENT: Vigorous small , erect tree, large, fragrant flowers, dappled pinkish lavender. A very beautiful new form. 2m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
x IOLANTHE: Beautiful new introduction. Huge cup and saucer flowers of clear pink outside and white inside. Vigorous grower. 4m high x 4m wide in 10 years.
x JANE: A new compact variety, beautifully shaped fragrant flowers, with a red-purple outer surface, and white inner surface. Excellent for smaller gardens or tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in 10 years.
x LILLIPUTIAN: Beautiful mauve and white blooms on a compact bush. Flowers as the classic soulangiana Pink, but much slower growing. Ideal for the smaller garden. 1.5m wide x 2m high in 10 years.
x PINKIE: Beautiful pale red-purple flowers with a white inner surface. Plant of compact rounded habit, flowering in late spring. Excellent for smaller gardens and tubs. 1.5m wide x 1.5m high in ten years.
x PRISTINE: Small upright tree. Flowers are pure white and are held upright on branchlets as with M. denudata. A compact and very desirable magnolia. 1.5m wide x 2m high in 10 years.
x RICKY: Red-purple flowers that twist unusually. Very compact habit. Excellent for smaller gardens. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.
x ROYAL CROWN: Outstanding large, red-violet flowers held upright. A free flowering vigorous grower. Flowers sparsely in early spring, followed by a strong main flush, then easing in late spring. Extremely long flowering period. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
x SERENE: Small upright pyramidal tree with cup or bowl shaped flowers that are held erect. The short broad petals are bright rose. Flowers at an early age. 2.5m wide x 3m high in 10 years.
x STAR WARS: Huge showy soft pink flowers, very dark red in bud. Vigorous grower. 4m wide x 4m high in 10 years.
x SUSAN: Compact, vigorous hybrid that develops into a beautifully fragrant, free flowering large bush or small tree. Deep pink flowers of 6 petals held erect at first, and later flattening into a star shape. Excellent for smaller gardens or shrubs. 2m wide x 2.5m high in 10 years.
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA: A large specimen tree for parks or bigger gardens. Can reach a height of 25m x 10m. Large white cup-shaped flowers adorn this tree from spring into summer, against the backdrop of the glossy green leaves with a brown velvety underside. Requires organic, well-drained soils with good summer watering. Tolerates pollution.
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘LITTLE GEM’: A smaller growing magnolia reaching about 4m high by 2.5m. With its large cream fragrant flowers in spring and summer, and the rusty brown undersides of the large glossy green leaves, it is a show stopper in any large or small garden. Little Gem prefers a composted, well-drained soil in a sunny position, but will thrive if given some late afternoon shade. Regular deep watering in summer and a good mulch is essential for a healthy robust tree.
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘KAY PARRIS’: Similar to ‘Little Gem’ in height, although slightly wider. These plants differ in that Kay Parris flowers are larger, the leaves have a wavy edge and the new growth is bright pink. Enjoys the same conditions as ‘Little Gem’.
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA ‘TEDDY BEAR’: Another beautiful small specimen tree to 4m similar to Little Gem, but has slightly turned up leaves which gives it a more compact appearance. Also enjoys the same conditions as ‘Little Gem’.