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Anise Magnolia (Magnolia salicifolia)

Native to Japan, Magnolia salicifolia, also known as Anise Magnolia or Willow-Leafed Magnolia, is a medium-sized deciduous tree with scented, white flowers in early spring.

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana)

One of the most popular deciduous Magnolias, Magnolia x soulangeana, or Saucer Magnolia, is a spreading tree or large shrub festooned with an incredible profusion of fragrant flowers in early to mid spring.

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Native to Japan, Magnolia stellata, also known as Star Magnolia, is a small deciduous tree with incredibly pretty star-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring. While the blossoms are fairly small, 4 in. across (10 cm), they are packed with up to 40 long and narrow tepals and are extremely showy

Loebner Magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri)

Loebner Magnolia is the hybrid result of a cross between Magnolia kobus and Magnolia stellata. It is a deciduous small tree with star-like white flowers in early to mid spring.

Yulan Magnolia (Magnolia denudata)

Considered one of the most beautiful Magnolias, Magnolia denudata is a large deciduous shrub or small tree. Upright and cup-shaped when borne, its creamy to ivory white flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm), gracefully open their 9-12 tepals as they mature, resembling lilies. The tepals sometimes display a tinge of pink at their base, adding to the beauty of the bloom.

Fall Blooming Camellias, Winter Blooming Camellias, Spring Blooming Camellias, Landscaping with Camellias, Camellia companion plants, Camellia combinations,

Best Companion Plants for Camellias

While extraordinarily good-looking on their own, Camellias however look most charming when planted with companion plants. Well-behaved, they make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.

Yellow Magnolia, Yellow Magnolias, Winter Blooming Magnolias, Spring Blooming Magnolias

Favorite Yellow-Flowering Magnolias for Your Garden

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.

Small Magnolia, Tree for Small Gardens, Yellow Magnolias, Winter Blooming Magnolias, Spring Blooming Magnolias, Pink Magnolias, White Magnolias, Purple Magnolias, Red Magnolias

Pretty Magnolias for Small Gardens

While some Magnolias can be large shrubs or trees that could swallow up the average garden, there are quite a few Magnolia cultivars of smaller stature that would fit small yards.

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