Magnolia trees and shrubs are one of the more spectacular heralds of spring. The varieties range from those with the showy star shaped flowers to the large bulb types all in glorious shades of white and pink. This article by Kay Creates which I came across on the Dengarden website describes fifteen varieties of magnolia trees and shrubs with fantastic photos of each.
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.