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Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Low

This beautiful Magnolia is a hybrid between Magnolia liliflora ‘Nigra’ and the English cultivar Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’. It was crossed at the U.S national arboretum in 1963 and supplied commercially in the 80s. An elegant tree well suited for prominent housing estates and new developments.

Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ has a strong central leader with fluid branches that flow upwards. As the tree matures, this creates a rounded upright canopy. Its densely branched and gives fantastic shelter to birds and other wildlife.

The real feature of the tree is its fragrant blossoms. These emerge from deep red buds which develop in early spring and are slightly fragrant. Their shades of candyfloss pink and water-brushed purple are strikingly beautiful and last long into the early summer. Once flowers have displayed their beauty, they give way to subtle green summer foliage which covers the tree.

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7m high x 4m wide after 25 years


Ideal for housing estates, public open spaces, and prominent high street squares.


An upright pyramidal tree with a single central leader. Branches ascend upwards, become slightly rounded as it matures. Densely branched.


Subtle green leaves which are inverted ovoid in shape. Become yellow and brown tones in autumn.


Flowers develop in late spring so are less likely to receive frost damage. Open with pronounced shades of candyfloss pink and hues of purple. Each have 12 tepals and are pleasantly fragrant.


Adaptable to most soil structures, including clay, loam, and sand. Requires moist soil that is well drained and will thrive in a slightly acidic pH soil. Does not do well on poorly drained sites or areas prone to drought. Likes full sun to partial shade.

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