Evergreen Magnolia Trees - Varieties and Types
Magnolia Grandiflora is the 'Evergreen Magnolia' and in its many forms is the most prominent group of evergreen magnolias. Ranging from large specimen trees such as Magnolia St Mary's, Magnolia Exmouth, to types suited to hedging or screening such as the small growing Magnolia 'Little Gem' which is the the most popular of this group.
Although these are all smaller growing cultivars, most Magnolia grandiflora can benefit from pruning.
SORTING THROUGH THE EVERGREEN MAGNOLIAS
Now we have not only Magnolia 'Little Gem', but also Magnolia 'Kay Paris' and the soon to be released Magnolia 'Teddy Bear'. So we hear landscapers ask 'what's the difference?'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
THE NEW ONES
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Teddy Bear'
Magnolia 'Teddy Bear' is now available in Australia. Smaller growing than 'Kay Paris' and again fantastic foliage, but different to others in that the dark green leaves are rounded and cup shaped and quite densely held. Will still grow to 6m, however like both 'Little Gem' and 'Kay Paris' if pruned in winter it can easily be kept more compact. Large white flowers to almost 20cm.
List of evergreen Magnolia types, species and cultivars
Magnolia Grandiflora 'StMary'
Magnolia Grandiflora 'Exmouth'
Magnolia Grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Magnolia Grandiflora 'Kay Parris'
Magnolia Grandiflora 'Teddy Bear'
Port Wine Magnolia
Evergreen Magnolia Teddy Bear with its rounded foliage
Evergreen Magnolia Kay Parris with its lovely deep green foliage
The smaller growing cultivars include
The Larger types include