Frank P Matthews
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Magnolia trees are some of the most beautiful flowering trees. A large number of species and cultivars exist and our selection are only a few of the finest. Hybrids continue to be introduced at a rapid rate with a full range of colours from pure white to dark almost black reds. Our extensive range offers small, medium and large sized Magnolias meaning there is one suited to any sized garden.
These deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen trees prefer a well-drained site with shelter from cold winds, especially those that flower early. Tolerant of clay soils and pollution. Some varieties are chalk tolerant depending on parentage and whether on their own roots or grafted on a tolerant rootstock. Magnolia trees can take an occasional thinning-out of some of the branches to encourage fresh replacement growth.
The evergreen Bullbay or Loblolly magnolia is ideally suited for sheltered sites or as a wall shrub. Leathery, glossy green leaves set off the most beautiful, huge, creamy white fragrant flowers, appearing from July.
The Magnolia is named after Fresh botanist Pierre Magnol who was Professor of Botany and Director of the Royal Botanic Garden of Montpellier and a member of the Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris.
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A sturdy, spreading small tree with medium to large goblet shaped, reddish-purple blooms in April.
Upright shrub or small tree, oval leaves and large, scented, goblet-shaped flowers, white with a slight purple flush at the base.
Light pink flowers, white when older. This variety has an upright habit and is ideal for small gardens.
A classic deciduous tree with abundant tulip shaped white flowers, with soft pink stripes on the petal reverses.
A small tree producing goblet shaped red flowers, on bare branches in spring. Flowers freely from a young age.
Good sized, yellow tinted, pink flowers giving an overall peachy colour. The outer petals are green tinted.
Large pearl-white flowers open wide to reveal a deep rose flush in the flower centres. In time makes a small tree.
Wonderful, large, fragrant flowers, ivory-white with a pink flush at the base, almost pure white within.
Huge flowers, even on young plants, of a beautiful soft pink, held upright on the branches, in time making a small tree.
Well sized, clear pink flowers in late spring from an early age. Slowly making a small, upright tree.
Splendid clear white flowers with a faint pink flush towards the base of the petal reverses. Will make a bushy small tree.
The large, scented flowers are pink on the outside, but white inside. Flowers in March and April.