The Top 10 Magnolia Trees To Grow


The Top 10 Magnolia Trees To Grow: Gardeners and landscapers love magnolia trees because of their beautiful flowers and wonderful scents.

 

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The Top 10 Magnolia Trees To Grow

There are many species and cultivars of magnolias, so picking the right one for your garden can be fun and challenging. Here is a list of the 10 best magnolia trees for making any yard look better.

 

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1. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

The Southern Magnolia is a classic choice. It has big, shiny leaves and white flowers that smell great.

This evergreen type does best in warmer places and can grow up to 80 feet tall. Its dense leaves are beautiful all year and provide great shade.

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2. Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

The Star Magnolia is a 15–20-foot-tall deciduous tree that does not bloom all year. It is perfect for smaller gardens.

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It has beautiful star-shaped white or pink flowers that bloom early in the spring, often before the leaves do. It is also cold-hardy, so this species can live in cooler places.

 

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3. Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana)

The Saucer Magnolia is a hybrid plant that is known for its big, cup-shaped flowers that are white, pink, and purple.

In early spring, this deciduous tree blooms. It can grow up to 25 feet tall and wide, making it a garden showpiece.

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4. Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)

The Sweetbay Magnolia tree can be grown as either a small tree or a big shrub. It blooms with sweet-smelling white flowers from late spring to early summer.

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This species is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 10, and it can handle wet soils.

 

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5. Cucumber Tree Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata)

The Cucumber Tree is not like other magnolias. Magnolia trees are grown more for their big, shady shape than for their flowers.

The small, yellow-green flowers on this tree that lose its leaves every year can grow up to 70 feet tall. It gets its name from the cucumber-shaped fruit that grows after it flowers.

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6. Jane Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Jane’)

The Jane Magnolia is in the “Little Girl” series, which was made because the plants are hardy and small.

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This deciduous tree is about 10 to 15 feet tall and has beautiful flowers that are purple-red on the outside and white on the inside. It grows well in small areas and blooms later in the spring, so it doesn’t get hurt by frost.

 

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7. Teddy Bear Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern Charm’)

The Teddy Bear Magnolia is like the Southern Magnolia but smaller. It grows to be 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide.

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Its dense, shiny leaves and big, fragrant white flowers make it a great choice for small gardens or gardens in pots.

 

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8. Ann Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Ann’)

An Ann Magnolia is another plant in the “Little Girl” series. It is known for having beautiful, late-blooming reddish-purple flowers.

It only gets 10 to 15 feet tall, which makes it easy to handle. This makes it great for small gardens or as an accent plant.

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9. Black Tulip Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Black Tulip’)

People love the Black Tulip Magnolia for its early spring flowers that look like tulips and are a deep burgundy color.

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This tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has beautiful flowers that make any garden more interesting.

 

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10. Yellow Bird Magnolia (Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’)

The Yellow Bird Magnolia has bright yellow flowers that show up in late spring and add a splash of color.

This tree loses its leaves in the winter and grows up to 40 feet tall. It can survive in a wide range of climates because it is more resistant to frost than many other magnolia species.

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Conclusion

Magnolia trees look great in any garden and can be used for many things. There is a type of magnolia that will work for both large plots of land and small, cozy backyards. From the tall Southern Magnolia to the small Jane Magnolia, these trees have beautiful flowers, wonderful scents, and look nice all year. Magnolia trees are always beautiful, so make sure you pick the right one for your garden.

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