Collection: Magnolia Tree | Flowering | Deciduous

The Magnolia is a deciduous tree renowned for its striking beauty. It features large, fragrant flowers that bloom in shades of white, pink, or purple, usually in early spring before its leaves appear. This tree boasts glossy, green leaves that turn golden in the fall, adding seasonal charm. Adaptable to various soils, it's a popular choice for ornamental landscaping, providing both aesthetic appeal and a serene ambiance.

Deciduous Magnolia: The Breathtaking Beauty

Magnolia tree, with its stunning elegance, beautiful vibrant blossoms, and delicate fragrances will transform your garden into a haven of grace and charm. But with so many varieties available, finding the perfect magnolia tree may be overwhelming.

Therefore, if you are near Chichester, West Sussex, you are more than welcome to come over to our nursery and have a chat with our experts. They are eager to show you around and offer you the best magnolia tree UK selection.

If you are looking to buy magnolia trees online, explore the Arundel Arboretum web store and our carefully curated, both young and mature magnolia trees for sale.

A Quick Guide to Buying Magnolia Trees

In this short guide, we will walk you through our selection of magnolia trees for sale and provide the most essential information you need to know when looking to buy a magnolia tree.

The best magnolia trees for SMALL gardens UK

A dwarf magnolia tree or small magnolia tree is typically around 3 to 4m high, with a spread of 2 to 4m. In our nursery, you will find a lovely small magnolia tree selection including:

The best magnolia trees for LARGE gardens UK

If you want to enjoy a lavish and large magnolia tree, explore these exquisite beauties:

The best WHITE magnolia tree:

The best PINK magnolia tree:

The best YELLOW magnolia tree:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are magnolias deciduous or evergreen? Magnolias can be deciduous, evergreen, or semi-evergreen, depending on the species. 
  • How many types of magnolias are there? There are over 200 species of magnolias growing around the world. Each species has its own unique characteristics and differ in flower colour, size, shape, and fragrance.
  • What colours do magnolias come in? Magnolia flowers come in a range of colours. Some common colours of magnolia flowers include white, pink, purple, yellow, and ivory. Flower colour can also be influenced by soil pH and growing conditions. Plant breeders constantly develop new magnolia cultivars with unique colours and characteristics.
  • What is the best place to plant a magnolia tree? Magnolia prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soils though it can adapt to different soil types as long as they are not waterlogged. Magnolia trees need good air circulation to prevent diseases so they shouldn’t be planted in crowded spaces. Magnolia prefers full sun but can grow in partial shade.
  • What places to avoid when planting magnolia? When planting magnolia, you should avoid waterlogged and compact soil, full shade, exposed and windy locations, and close to other trees or buildings.
  • Do magnolias need a lot of sun? Most magnolias thrive in full sun and need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Some magnolias can grow well in partial shade.
  • How fast do magnolias grow? The growth rate of magnolia depends on the species or cultivar, as well as environmental factors. On average, magnolias are slow to moderate growers. They grow from 30 to 60 cm per year.
  • How big can magnolia trees grow? The size of magnolia trees can vary depending on a species or cultivar. They range from dwarf varieties up to 3m to large varieties up to 25m high.
  • What do magnolias represent? Magnolias symbolize purity, nobility, tenacity, and grace.
  • When do deciduous magnolias bloom? Most magnolia trees bloom in spring. The flowering period can last from early spring to early summer. Deciduous magnolia trees bloom before evergreen varieties. Some varieties have another, less abundant flowering period in summer.
  • How long do deciduous magnolias live? Deciduous magnolias generally have a shorter life span than evergreen magnolias. On average, they live several decades.
  • Do magnolia trees require pruning? Magnolia trees are very easy to maintain. Once established, they don’t need much attention. They don’t require pruning, except for removal of dead, diseased, or crossing branches, as well as suckers.
  • Is there any deciduous magnolia tree for sale near me? If you are looking for a magnolia tree sale UK and you are near Chichester, come and visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery. If you are not near us, we invite you to explore our online store and find your perfect plant. The rest is on us. If you have any questions or if there's anything we can assist you with, please feel free to reach out.

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