Magnolia Magnolia 'Galaxy' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Magnolia (Magnolia 'Galaxy') mag-NO-lee-ah Genus: Magnolia This deciduous hybrid offers candy-scented, goblet-shaped blooms to 10 inches across in vivid reddish-purple. It forms a pyramidal outline, and grows up to 40 feet tall. Care: Grow in moist, well-drained, preferably acidic to neutral soil in sun or partial shade; magnolias do not tolerate wet feet. Magnolia flowerbuds are susceptible to late-season frosts; shelter large-leaved species from windy locations. Prune trees and deciduous shrubs in late winter or late summer to prevent bleeding of sap; prune minimally to maintain a healthy framework. Propagation: Sow seeds in autumn or stratify to hasten germination. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. Magnolias can be layered in early spring, grafted in winter, and propagated by bud in summer. Problems: Bacterial leaf spot, spot anthracnose, canker, dieback, butt rot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, fungal spots, weevils, snails, scale insects, thrips, planthoppers. Overview Height Over 30 ft. Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Pink, Purple, Red Uses Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Formal Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Magnolia 'Galaxy'View the discussion thread.