Magnolia grandiflora 'Gallisoniensis' ~ extra tall stem ~ limited stock
Special and limited production, unusual stem height. We have a batch of 8 trees, with a mixture of extra tall stem heights.
Magnolia grandiflora trees also known as Bull Bay are the ideal evergreen tree to screen your garden and house from neighbours or unwanted views. The stems have been grown as a perfect standard or to about 6 feet where the canopy begins. Meaning the canopy begins at fence height, we suggest you plant them in a line tightly against your fence to create a 'hedge in the air' effect. The virtue of doing this compared to planting a hedge is these Magnolia trees will save much wanted space in the garden itself, as there is no foliage from the ground up to where the canopy begins. The canopies of these trees can then be pruned, only once a year to be kept in a compact shape so they give you privacy but do not take up a whole area of the garden, including much wanted light, as most trees will do if they are left to grow in their natural state. Being evergreen Magnolias they will screen all through the year unlike pleached trees such as Lime or Beech.
When grown as a bush, they are often seen on the side of Stately homes, such as HRH Prince Charles' Highgrove House. Magnolia grandiflora is a medium sized bushy tree, with large evergreen leathery leaves that look similar to Cherry Laurel. However their leaves have a brown under leaf that makes it very distinctive, Grandiflora have enormous white flowers that bloom through Summer in to Autumn. Can be grown as a standalone tree or grown against a large house or wall.
RHS Pruning Group: 1 as a tree, or Group 8 as a bush.
We offer and recommend our mature tree planting service. Planting, supporting and irrigating the trees properly is essential to them establishing. We travel all over England. Please call us to discuss and we will be delighted to give you a quotation.