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.
- From the small shrub to the imposing tree - the height of different magnolias varies
- Suitable varieties for magnolia bush
- Magnolias often reach a considerable height
|Magnolia species||Latin name||height||Flower color||Heyday|
|Evergreen magnolia||Magnolia grandiflora||up to 25 meters||White||May to August|
|Tulip magnolia||Magnolia soulangiana||up to five meters||white, pink or purple||April|
|Star magnolia||Magnolia stellata||up to three meters||White||March|
|Summer magnolia||Magnolia Sieboldii||up to 7 meters||White||June to July|
|Cucumber magnolia||Magnolia acuminata||up to 20 meters||yellow||May to June|
|Purple magnolia||Magnolia liliiflora||up to three meters||purple||May|
|Umbrella magnolia||Magnolia tripetala||up to 10 meters||White||April to May|
|Kobushi magnolia||Magnolia kobus||up to 24 meters||White||March to April|
|Large-leaved magnolia||Magnolia macrophylla||up to 15 meters||White||May 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.