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Simply Magnificent! Magnolias are a very ancient genus with fossilized remains showing their presence on earth even before the honey bee arrived. As a result of this you will find that Magnolias are usually pollinated by some form of beetle. The genus was not actually called Magnolia until the 17th century when they were named after a French professor of Botany called Pierre Magnol. Deciduous Magnolias are from Asia and evergreen Magnolias are mostly from America.  

These days a strong influence on the development of the genus comes not from France, Asia or America but New Zealand. The Jury family from Taranaki and Oswald Blumhardt from Northland have raised many highly desirable hybrids and introduced them to the world. If you want to plant a New Zealand bred deciduous Magnolia look for such delights as "Athene", "Atlas", "Iolanthe", "Vulcan" and "Star Wars" to name just a few.  




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Bred by in NZ by Mark Jury. A beautiful, easy to grow Michelia with dainty spring flowers which are delightfully fragrant and coloured an unusual lilac pink. The dark green foliage always looks good and is disease resistant. Happy in the sun or part shade. Evergreen.

I put 6 of these in my front garden a year ago and they have done remarkably well and seem quite robust. I intend to trim them up to make a standard shape but they do equally well left as a bush or used as a hedge.

 

Colour: White / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2m

Magnolia Fairy Blush

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$32.99


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Bred in NZ by Mark Jury this beautiful small tree is easy to grow in sun or part shade. Pure cream flowers with a wonderful fresh fragrance appear for a long period during spring. Bright green fresh foliage looks good all year round. Can be clipped too if you wish to use for hedging. Evergreen. PVR.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2m

Magnolia Fairy Cream

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$32.99


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Bred in NZ by Mark Jury this beautiful small tree is easy to grow in sun or part shade. Pure white, fragrant flowers open from velvet brown buds in winter. Fresh foliage looks good all year round. Prefers acid soil. Evergreen. PVR.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2m

Magnolia Fairy White

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$32.99


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Grandiflora. An attractive large tree with an upright dense habit. Leaves are highly polished and richly felted with bronze on the undersides. Flowers are large creamy white, globe shaped and fragrant. Great for using in floral art work. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White / Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 4m

Magnolia Ferruginea

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: 8.5l  ? 

$64.99


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Magnolia Ferruginea

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb40  ? 

$99.99


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This evergreen tree certainly lives up to its name as it is indeed very grand. Large, deep green, glossy foliage with attractive brown felt on the undersides. Huge, powerfully fragrant waxy cream flowers are produced from summer through to autumn. A special specimen tree.

 

Colour: Cream / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7 x 5m

Magnolia Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb6  ? 

$29.99


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Magnolia Grandiflora

Current Stock Height: 170/200 cm  ? 

Container: hessian  ? 

$99.99


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Grandiflora. This tree is definitely in my top 10! Always looks good, tolerates just about any conditions. Glossy green leaves accented with a bronze under felt, large creamy white blooms that are softly fragrant. Wonderful as a single specimen or as an avenue planting. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2m

Magnolia Little Gem

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$29.99


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Magnolia G Little Gem

Current Stock Height: 170/200 cm  ? 

Container: 25l  ? 

$119.99


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This relatively new introduction will quickly become a "must have". Long leathery grey green leaves are off set with gorgeous, snowy white, tapered blooms in late winter early spring. The blooms are deliciously fragrant with a spicy and fruity scent. Yes it's a 10! Evergreen. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 6m

Magnolia Maudaie

Current Stock Height: 150 cm

Container: pb18  ? 

$74.99


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Magnolia Maudaie

Current Stock Height: 110 cm

Container: pb8  ? 

$44.99

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Grandiflora. A compact and upright Magnolia with large creamy white flowers that are softly fragrant in Spring through to Summer. Glossy dark green leaves accented with a bronze under felt. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m

Magnolia Teddy Bear

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$34.99


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Bred in NZ this fabulous evergreen tree has glossy foliage, velvet buds, beautiful cream flowers with a pink blush and a gentle fragrance. What more could you want? Plant in sun or semi-shade in a sheltered position. Evergreen. Est.10yr.growth.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Michelia Bubbles

Current Stock Height: 160 cm

Container: pb18  ? 

$74.99

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Port Wine Magnolia. The dark wine-red blooms of this adaptable evergreen shrub are a little shy, hiding amongst the glossy green foliage. You'll definitely know they're there when you become intoxicated by the powerful fruity fragrance. Plant in sun or part shade with acid soil for best results.

A top choice for a well-behaved and fragrant hedge.

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Michelia Figo

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: pb5  ? 

$14.99


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Michelia Figo Port Wine

Current Stock Height: 90/110 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of April, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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