Evergreen Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Grandiflora

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The Evergreen Magnolia, or Magnolia Grandiflora, is a distinctive and stately tree known for its lush foliage and stunningly large, fragrant flowers. Originating from the southeastern United States, these trees offer several unique characteristics that make them a fantastic addition to British gardens.

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Evergreen Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Grandiflora

The Evergreen Magnolia, or Magnolia Grandiflora, is a distinctive and stately tree known for its lush foliage and stunningly large, fragrant flowers. Originating from the southeastern United States, these trees offer several unique characteristics that make them a fantastic addition to British gardens.

Distinctive Features

Unlike many trees native to England, the Evergreen Magnolia remains lush and green all year round, hence the name. This attribute, combined with the tree’s large, glossy leaves and fragrant, creamy-white flowers, distinguishes the Evergreen Magnolia from its deciduous counterparts.

Perfect for British Garden Design

For British garden design, the Evergreen Magnolia can bring an exotic and visually striking element. This tree is a perfect feature plant, offering year-round interest with its glossy, dark green leaves that contrast beautifully with the soft, brown, velvet-like undersides.

The enormous white flowers, which can reach up to 30 cm in diameter, provide a stunning display from late spring through summer. They also emit a sweet, lemony fragrance, making the tree a sensory delight.

Given room to grow, Evergreen Magnolias can reach up to 12-20 metres in height, making them a grand statement in medium to large gardens. However, they can also be grown as a smaller tree or shrub with careful pruning.

Wildlife Benefits

These trees offer considerable benefits to wildlife. The large, fragrant flowers are a major attraction for bees and other pollinators. Birds, including songbirds, enjoy the tree’s seeds, and its dense, evergreen foliage offers excellent shelter and nesting opportunities.

Growth and Lifespan

Evergreen Magnolias have a slow to moderate growth rate, often growing less than 30 cm a year. However, they are incredibly long-lived trees, with some specimens known to live for more than a century.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Flowering from late spring through summer, the Evergreen Magnolia produces large, creamy white flowers that exude a captivating, citrus-like fragrance. Following flowering, the tree produces a cone-like fruit that reveals bright red seeds when mature. These seeds serve as a food source for wildlife and can be collected for propagation.

Distribution in the UK

While not as common as some other ornamental trees in the UK, the Evergreen Magnolia can be found in milder parts of the country, particularly in the south and west, where they are often grown in sheltered gardens to protect them from harsh winds.

In summary, the Evergreen Magnolia is a tree of unique charm and magnificence. It provides a stunning focal point in the garden, with its grand stature, year-round greenery, and splendid, fragrant flowers. It’s a tree that promises to captivate and delight, offering both visual appeal and valuable benefits to local wildlife.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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