• Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'

Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'

Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay, Evergreen Magnolia, Bull Bay Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Umbrella Tree
Size: ex 3L pots - tall plants

Availability: In stock

£16.99

Quick Overview

  • Magnificent tall evergreen tree
  • Large glossy foliage
  • Enormous creamy-white fragrant flowers
  • Sheltered warm aspect in partial shade
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Description

Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth' is the oldest known cultivar of the Southern Magnolia and probably the finest. It has deep-green, glossy, leathery leaves with a brown indumentum underneath and the enormous waxy flowers - usually borne from June through to the end of the summer and on into autumn - have a delicious lemony fragrance.

Magnolia grandiflora is thought to have been introduced to the UK in 1726 by Mark Catesby on his return from his second American voyage and the tree and its magnificent flower achieved great renown after Catesby published his coloured engravings of it, including the preparatory drawings for his enormous work, 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands', published between 1729 and 1747 in two volumes and a supplement.

A specimen of Magnolia grandiflora was grown at Exmouth by Sir John Colliton, whose son had settled in America and it was from this tree that the original clones were taken with local nurseryman allowed to take cuttings on a rotational basis at great expense until the tree was apparently cut down by mistake in 1794.

Additional Information

Order Magnoliales
Family Magnoliaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Magnolia angustifolia, Magnolia elliptica, Magnolia exoniensis, Magnolia ferruginea, Magnolia ferruginea, Magnolia foetida, Magnolia foetida f. margaretta, Magnolia foetida f. parvifolia, Magnolia galissoniensis, Magnolia glabra, Magnolia gloriosa, Magnolia grandiflora var. angustifolia, Magnolia grandiflora var. elliptica, Magnolia grandiflora var. exoniensis, Magnolia grandiflora var. ferruginea, Magnolia grandiflora f. galissoniensis, Magnolia grandiflora var. lanceolata, Magnolia grandiflora f. lanceolata, Magnolia grandiflora var. obovata, Magnolia grandiflora var. praecox, Magnolia grandiflora var. rotundifolia, Magnolia hartwegii, Magnolia hartwicus, Magnolia lacunosa, Magnolia lanceolata, Magnolia longifolia, Magnolia maxima, Magnolia microphylla, Magnolia obovata, Magnolia praecox, Magnolia pravertiana, Magnolia rotundifolia, Magnolia stricta, Magnolia tardiflora, Magnolia tomentosa, Magnolia umbrella var. maxima, Magnolia virginiana var. foetida, Magnolia virginiana var. grisea
Geographical Origin USA
Cultivation Prune in March, removing and thinning out any unwanted growth. A humus-rich loam is ideal and partial shade is best. Shelter from north or easterly winds. Mulch in winter
Eventual Height 15-20m
Eventual Spread 5-10m
Hardiness Hardy. Does best in the urban micro-climates, in the south and south-west and near the coast. In extremely cold areas inland or up north, trees will benefit from being planting against a south-facing wall. Avoid planting in valleys and frost pockets

Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'

Southern Magnolia, Bull Bay, Evergreen Magnolia, Bull Bay Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Umbrella Tree
Size: ex 3L pots - tall plants

Availability: In stock

£16.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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