Here’s everything you need to know about growing magnolias. From choosing the perfect magnolia variety for your garden to learning how and when to prune a mature magnolia tree, we’ve got you covered. Even if you don’t have a huge garden, you can train an evergreen magnolia against a sunny wall or grow a slow-growing variety in a patio container.

If you’re keen to get started, browse our full range of magnolia shrubs now. We supply bare root varieties in their dormant state through the winter as well as larger pot-grown specimens suitable for all-year-round planting.

Magnolias become even more impressive with age, and they’re not as difficult to grow as you may have been led to believe. In colder regions, simply choose a variety that flowers later in the spring and avoid frost pockets. Find more growing tips here.

Did you know that some magnolias don’t flower until late summer or early autumn? And they’re not all pink or white - you can also get bright yellows, deep purples and huge blooms! Read Annelise Brilli’s fascinating article to learn more about this ancient shrub.

Deciduous magnolias should be pruned in late summer when the leaves are fully open, but reshape overgrown trees over several years to avoid too much stress. Find more advice on pruning deciduous, evergreen and wall-trained varieties in our full article.

Watch as Sue Sanderson plants a grafted, container-grown magnolia. See how she prepares the soil with plenty of well-rotted manure and protects the plant from rabbits.

Bring your garden back to life with spring-flowering shrubs. Magnolia ‘Stellata’ is one of our team’s favourites, blooming profusely from March. Find more star spring performers here.

Buying a bare root magnolia? Be sure to soak the roots for 30 minutes and plant to the same ‘tide mark’ depth that you see on the main stem. Watch our short video for practical tips.

From small shrubs to large, spreading trees, there’s a magnolia to suit every garden. Browse our full range of deciduous and evergreen magnolias to find the perfect shrub for your space.

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