Magnolia trees in full bloom are one of the things I particularly look forward to each spring. The large flowered types are especially spectacular with their white or pink blooms, the only downside being the litter caused by the spent flowers when they fall on to the sidewalk. However that is not a problem addressed by this article by Kay Creates which I found on the Dengarden website in which she describes fifteen types of magnolia trees and shrubs with excellent pictures.
I can’t pass a magnolia blossom without taking its picture. On my walks this season I came across fifteen varieties of magnolia trees. I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures and learning a little more about each one. All of the magnolias pictured are currently growing and thriving in Ohio.
Magnolia StellataThese small trees or large shrubs are known for their showy display of large star shaped flowers. They’ll grow to be about 10 to 15 feet tall and bloom in late winter or early spring.Waterlily Star is a wonderful sight to behold in the spring. I love its blazing white blooms. It has a very nice light scent.Magnolla Stellata Jane Platt offers striking large pink flowers and a mild fragrance. This tree is lauded for its hardiness.The Centennial Star shown on the right is another hardy bloom with large fragrant white flowers accented with pink.
I saw the Chrysanthemumiflora pictured below for the first time at an arboretum near me. This one may be hard to find but probably worth the search for this beauty.
The Little Girl HybridsThese small shrubby trees known as The Little Girl Hybrids were created when Magnolia Lilliflora was crossed with Magnolia Stellata. They’re a good choice for small yards as they range from about 10 to 15 feet high. These later bloomers show themselves in mid spring and will sometimes bloom sporadically throughout the summer.
I like the deep colored large flowers of the Betty Magnolia pictured on the right.
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