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Favorite Yellow-Flowering Magnolias for Your Garden

Winter Blooming Magnolias, Spring Blooming Magnolias


Prized worldwide for the beauty of their exquisite flowers and their majestic forms, Magnolias are beloved harbingers of spring, with their parade of showy, fragrant blooms, often on display before they leaf out. Generally recognized for their pure white or pale pink flowers, other colors have been added such as red, purple or yellow.

While yellow-flowered Magnolias used to be a rarity, a large number of hybrid Magnolias (about 60), are now available in various shades of yellow, ranging from soft to bright yellow, to golden-yellow or even to orange-yellow.

Among these hybrids are Magnolia cultivars that are particularly favored by gardeners for their spectacular yellow flowers. They can be grown in beds and borders, as flowering hedges or as a specimen plant. Some are ideal for small gardens, thanks to their small stature. They all bring some early sunshine into your garden, a welcoming sight after a long, cold, snowy winter!

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Magnolias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Magnolias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Magnolias Guides with Magnolias

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Magnolias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Magnolias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Magnolias Guides with Magnolias

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