Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
Magnolia Galaxy Supply Options
150-180 cm: 7-12L pot. Usually half standard, 2-3 years old.
180-240cm: 12-20L pot. Usually half standard, 2-4 years old.
(HS)Girth 6-8cm : Half Standard,25L pot, *Roughly 80-150cm clear stem, 30-80cm wide/tall head. 4+ years old.
(HS)Girth 8-10cm: Half Standard,25L pot, *Roughly 80-150cm clear stem, 50-120cm wide/tall head. 4+ years old.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,50L pot, *Roughly 180-200cm clear stem, 80-160cm wide/tall head. 5+ years old.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,50L pot, *Roughly 180-200cm clear stem,100-200cm wide/tall head. 6+ years old.
*Heights/widths/clear stem are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature Magnolia Galaxy is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitons (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-1.5m clear stem and Standard 1.8m or more. Half Standards will usually be smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Magnolia Galaxy Tree
A deciduous tree that will live for 60 years or more with a mature height of 10-15m. This can be restricted by planting in a container or pruning. Asking it not to grow is not as effective as the former options mentioned.
Producing a stunning purple / pink to red tulip-shaped flower (15-25cm across) with a light fragrance, making their extravagant appearance in late spring.
As with many other trees, it will grow in most conditions but if you want the very best from it then talk to it nicely, plant in moist but well-drained fertile soil in a sheltered or partially shaded position. Your average garden fits this description as surrounding neighbours provide the shelter. Acidic to neutral soil is preferred for this Magnolia Galaxy and very wet conditions will greatly upset it. You will certainly be crossed off the Christmas card list if wet to too much and long. The tree will either die or up roots and go.
Requires minimal pruning for shape and health. Best done in late winter or summer.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Magnolia Galaxy
Hi Alan, My Mum is delighted with her magnolia, thank you for selecting such a good specimen. It arrived in perfect condition and she is really happy with the quality and variety. I very much appreciate your help in finding the right plant in such good condition; Mum and I are two very happy customers! Regards Tim Morton. 0812
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot for planting and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
They are ancient trees going back 20 million years (the species, not individual trees) and the flowers evolved before bees so relied on a beetle pollination (maybe the original phrase was busy as a beetle?). The UK climate is excellent for Magnolias and they are generally happy to be pruned hard. This means cutting a lot off, not dressing up a Rambo with pruning shears.