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Big Dude


As the name suggests the unmissable feature of Big Dude is the huge flowers, sometimes reaching almost a third of a metre across. They are dark pink on the outside, and light pink to almost white inside. As the flowers get larger their weight causes them to hang to downwards.

The flowers are also lightly scented.

Big Dude starts out as a single stem, but has a tendency to become multi-stemmed over time.

Big Dude magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Big Dude is one of the most cold-hardy of Magnolias, capable of withstanding winter temperatures far colder than we get in the UK. However the flowers are still delicate and the tree will do best if planted in a sheltered location.


Big Dude is a hybrid of Magnolia x soulangea 'Wada's Picture' and Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva'.  

Big Dude characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • PruningNo need to prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous