Wednesday, March 04, 2009

What's Blooming? Magnolias

What is that tree with the beautiful pink flowers blooming next door to the nursery? This is a question we get asked at this time of year every year. The answer is Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina'. This truly beautiful specimen puts on a flower show that is hard to beat. We have them in stock as I write this, but with the sunny weather people are coming into the nursery and we do sell out each year.
Along with the 'Alexandrina' we have other varieties of Magnolias, including Tiger's favorite Magnolia x soulangiana Black Tulip. Black Tulip gets 15' to 20' tall and 6' to 10' wide and blooms deep burgundy flowers in the spring. May be used in containers.
Looking for a majestic tree? I recommend the Majestic Beauty Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora this evergreen tree has extra large glossy dark green leaves and cup shaped white blooms. The pyramidal shapes makes this a good choice for a shade tree it can get up to 40' and about 15' to 20' wide.

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