• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mag-NOH-li-a HIB-rid
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasGrow as a single specimen for accent. Mark entries and gateways with its purple flowers. Make it the centerpiece of an island planter in the lawn. Add to the end of shrub borders to give a sense of closure. Plant near outdoor living spaces to enjoy its shade and the nuances of its rich color and beauty.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Galaxy is a hybrid of two decidous Asian species. Magnolia denudata is the Yulan magnolia, discovered early on in China and introduced in 1789 by Sir Joseph Banks of the Royal Horticultural Society. The other parent is M. Stellata, introduced from Japan in 1862, contributing cold hardiness.
    Lore:
    Magnolia was named by Linnaeus in honor of Pierre Magnol, 1638-1715, a botanist of Montpellier, France.