Different types of magnolia have different flowering times

Different types of magnolia have different flowering times

The flowering times of the main magnolia species

In spring, the mostly white, pink or purple, large flowers of the magnolia can be seen from afar. The magnolia family - originally native to Asia and the North American continent - comprises around 230 different species, which differ greatly in terms of their height, flower shape and flowering time. The lush flowering usually lasts about 14 days, with some trees blooming a second time at a later time.

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Magnolia speciesLatin nameheightFlower colorHeyday
Evergreen magnoliaMagnolia grandifloraup to 25 metersWhiteMay to August
Tulip magnoliaMagnolia soulangianaup to five meterswhite, pink or purpleApril
Star magnoliaMagnolia stellataup to three metersWhiteMarch
Summer magnoliaMagnolia Sieboldiiup to 7 metersWhiteJune to July
Cucumber magnoliaMagnolia acuminataup to 20 metersyellowMay to June
Purple magnoliaMagnolia liliifloraup to three meterspurpleMay
Umbrella magnoliaMagnolia tripetalaup to 10 metersWhiteApril to May
Kobushi magnoliaMagnolia kobusup to 24 metersWhiteMarch to April
Large-leaved magnoliaMagnolia macrophyllaup to 15 metersWhiteMay to June

Summer-blooming magnolias are less sensitive to frost

The advantage of late blooming magnolia varieties is their lower sensitivity to spring frosts. These late frosts are the nightmare of every proud magnolia owner, as they often bring the wonderful bloom to an abrupt end overnight. The result is frozen, brown leaves and flowers. This mishap will not happen to them with a summer magnolia.

Tips & Tricks

Do not despair if the magnolia that you planted in autumn does not want to bloom yet. Only a few specimens bloom in the first two years. Some varieties even take up to 10 years to flower for the first time.