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Galaxy

Magnolia
Galaxy magnolia blossom
Galaxy has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Galaxy is a modern hybrid Magnolia with lightly fragrant purple-pink tulip-shaped flowers.

It is a bit more "tree-like" than some Magnolias, with a strong central stem which remains fairly dominant.

Galaxy magnolia trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £67.50
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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History

Galaxy was raised at the US National Arboretum in the 1960s. It is a cross between Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' and Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva'.

Galaxy characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Spectrum
    Magnolia
    Spectrum
    This upright hybrid Magnolia features dark pink tulip-shaped flowers.