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Magnolia ‘Galaxy’

Galaxy Magnolia

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Magnolia 'Galaxy', Galaxy Magnolia, Pink magnolia, Winter flowers, Spring flowers, Pink flowers, fragrant trees, fragrant flowers

Unique in form and flower, award-winning Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ is a small deciduous tree adorned with a profusion of dark pink flowers in mid-spring. Opening from deep red-purple buds, the slightly fragrant, large flowers, 8 in. across (20 cm), count 12 tepals, light pinkish-purple outside, paler rose within. Since they bloom late enough, they usually escape the early spring frost damage. ‘Galaxy’ is a single-stemmed, upright tree with ascending branches and a distinct oval canopy of oval, dark green leaves.

Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ results from a cross between Magnolia liliiflora and Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’. This Magnolia provides a spectacular and long-lasting display, becoming one of the glories of the spring garden.

  • Grows with a narrow conical habit, up to 30-40 ft. tall (9-12 m) and 20-25 ft. wide (6-8 m)
  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and recipient of a Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils. Neutral to slightly alkaline soils are also suitable for growth. Magnolias are adaptable to clay, loam, or sandy soils, but most grow poorly in wet or poorly drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds, as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds too.
  • May be attacked by capsid bugs, snails, horse chestnut scales, coral spots, gray mold, and honey fungus.
  • Spectacular as a specimen plant for dramatic early spring blooms. Great flowering tree for city gardens or cottage gardens.
  • Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
  • Deciduous Magnolias are best planted when dormant, in late fall or winter in warmer climates and early spring in cold climates. Evergreen magnolias are best planted in early spring. For the first 6 to 12 months after planting, both types will benefit from mulch and regular irrigation during warm or dry weather.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Magnoliaceae
Genus Magnolia
Common names Magnolia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 30' - 40'
(9.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Magnolia sieboldii (Oyama Magnolia)
Magnolia tripetala (Umbrella Magnolia)
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ (Southern Magnolia)
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Exmouth’ (Southern Magnolia)
Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Magnolia)
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’ (Southern Magnolia)

Recommended Companion Plants

Pachysandra terminalis ‘Silver Edge’ (Japanese Spurge)
Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’ (Spanish Bluebells)
Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf Hydrangea)
Hosta (Plantain Lily)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Magnoliaceae
Genus Magnolia
Common names Magnolia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 30' - 40'
(9.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' - 25'
(6.1m - 7.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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