Magnolia Trees for Sale Online
Magnolia trees are some of the most highly recognized flowering evergreen trees. Southern Magnolia trees are ideal for specimen trees, while the deciduous varieties can be planted in groups. Evergreen magnolias can be planted in straight or staggered rows to create a privacy screen, wind block, or noise buffer.
All magnolia trees produce fragrant flowers that add beauty and intoxicating fragrance to the landscape. Deciduous magnolias burst forth large displays of colorful, fragrant flowers before the leaves appear in the spring, signaling springs’ impending arrival. These plants are spectacular flowering trees that will make a statement in any garden.
Our selection of Magnolia trees are grown from the highest quality stock plants available. This ensures your plant is healthy, vibrant, and ready to thrive in its new home. One of the most significant benefits of planting Magnolia trees is the beauty they bring to your landscape. When these flowering trees are in full bloom during the early spring, pink, white, and even yellow flowers adorn their branches and sit against a backdrop of glossy green leaves.
Magnolia trees offer the added benefit of fragrant blossoms. Their pungent aroma will permeate your landscape, making you want to spend your time outdoors as much as possible! Adding flowering trees to your landscape is a guaranteed way of taking your homes curb appeal to the next level.
When most people are asked to picture a magnolia tree, the first thing that will come to mind is the ever-popular Southern Magnolia, with large, glossy green leaves and huge, fragrant white flowers. These southern belles are the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana; few trees can match it for year-round beauty.
Most people would think that Southern Magnolias grew only in the warm southern states. However, many newer varieties have found homes as far north as New York and Michigan. Magnolia Brackens Brown Beauty is one of the hardiest southern magnolia varieties available and can reach 50 feet. For those gardeners with less room that still want to enjoy the beauty of magnolias, there is the Little Gem Magnolia.
When planting evergreen magnolias, pick the site carefully. They have wide-spreading root systems that can be easily damaged during transplanting. These magnolias also have branch spreads of 30 to 40 feet, making them useful as shade trees in larger yards.
Deciduous Magnolias are mid-sized trees that can also be used as specimen trees or focal points in the landscape. These trees typically flower in early spring before the leaves emerge. This makes the flowers the showpiece of the landscape. This is one of our favorite classes of magnolia trees.
If you’re looking for a flowering plant that can be grown as a small tree or a large shrub, the Centennial Blush Star Magnolia is one of our favorites. The Star Magnolia grows to 15 to 20 feet tall and is attractive as a specimen or in a shrub border. The blush-pink star-shaped flowers are smaller but numerous and very fragrant.
The Royal Star is the classic star magnolia with all the characteristics of its sister Centennial Blush only with pure white flowers.
Hidden in this group of beautiful trees is the shy but beautiful Sweetbay Magnolia. This native jewel of the eastern forests is rarely seen in the wild but stands out in the landscape. It produces fragrant, creamy-white flowers and glossy, dark green leaves with silvery undersides. This small tree is an excellent choice near patios, wood edges, and shrub borders where its heavenly fragrance can be enjoyed. It is also very tolerant of wet locations, such as pond edges and low areas in a landscape.
The dwarf magnolia group is growing in popularity season after season. This group contains members of the Little Girl Series of Magnolias. The petite sisters should be in every garden: Magnolia Ann, Magnolia Betty, and the most beautiful sister Jane Magnolia. Jane will not fail to impress even the pickiest of gardeners. These small trees were bred to open later in the spring, so late frosts do not damage them. Their flowers will all resemble purple or reddish-purple tulips that cover the tree in the spring.
The southern magnolias are typically giant and would not be found in the dwarf magnolia category, but thanks to a breeder who desires to produce a southern magnolia that fits into smaller gardens, we now can offer the Teddy Bear Magnolia. All the characteristics of its bigger cousins in a small package. Only reaching up to 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide now, even the smallest landscape can enjoy the fragrance and growth rate of the southern magnolia.
Caring for Magnolia Trees
Magnolia Trees are some of the lowest maintenance trees available. Once you’ve planted your trees, they’re pest- and disease-free, and they don’t need pruning unless there’s a broken branch. When planting magnolias, dig a hole about two times as wide as the pot. Carefully loosen up the roots with your hand so they’ll be encouraged to spread out into the soil.
Place the tree in the hole at the same depth as the pot and water the well. Add mulch to retain moisture, but don’t mound it around the plant’s trunk, as this can cause the bark at the tree’s base to rot. For detailed instructions on planting, please refer to our Magnolia Planting Guide.
Wildlife Benefits of Magnolia trees
Magnolia trees attract songbirds to your yard, providing seed and shelter for these migrating fliers. The dense canopy of the southern magnolia tree offers protection for the birds, and many birds use these trees as nesting sites. The tree's red berries are not only beautiful against dark green leaves. They also provide a nutritious food source many birds use to fatten themselves for the long winter.
How to Buy the Right Magnolia Tree for Your Landscape?
Magnolias come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some grow larger than others, and some are ideal for smaller spaces. Take a look at our three tips below for how to buy a Magnolia tree online:
1. Match your grow zone to the tree
First and foremost, find out what grow zone you live in and which Magnolia trees will grow best there. The Magnolia Ann is a versatile variety that can grow anywhere in the country. For something more synonymous with the south (a hardiness zone of 7-9), the Teddy Bear Magnolia is a majestic tree that produces a stark contrast of shiny dark green leaves and full white flowers. It’s what comes to mind when you think of a classic Magnolia tree.
2. Map out the space on your property
It’s essential to map out the space in your landscape and envision where a Magnolia tree would fit best. While it’s a great focal item in a garden with a stunning display of waxy green leaves and vibrant flowers, certain varieties have robust root systems and need a lot of space to grow. The spreading root system can crack or raise the concrete if planted too close to a walkway or driveway.
If you have a smaller yard, rest assured that you can still enjoy the beauty of a Magnolia tree! For smaller varieties, we recommend the Little Gem Magnolia (this variety also happens to be relatively cold-hardy). The Little Gem is the smallest subspecies and can grow up to 15-20 feet tall, making it perfect for a smaller property or city garden. Despite its smaller size, it still produces large, crisp white flowers.
3. Create a cohesive design
Landscape design is similar to interior design in that choosing the right plants is essential to create a cohesive look and feel in your yard. This is often overlooked, and people don’t realize that their plants clash against the existing aesthetic and landscape until they have planted the specimens. Luckily, Magnolias are versatile and match well with just about any color or style. Just make sure to choose a tree that has a flower color that complements the rest of the landscape.
Buy Magnolia Trees Online from the Plant Experts
Magnolias make for stunning additions to any landscape and create a charm everyone can appreciate. As America’s number one online plant nursery, we promise our customers only the best quality magnolia trees on the market — each one is personally approved by Woodie or one of his assistants before shipping, so you know you’re getting a quality tree every time.