Magnolia tree blooming with pink flowers in the spring.


Are you looking for a beautiful and hardy tree to adorn your garden? Then look no further than the Magnolia! These majestic trees produce gorgeous white or pink flowers that will fill your home with the sweet scent of spring. With a few simple tips, anyone can learn how to grow and care for magnolia trees in their backyard. In the guides below, we’ll explain what makes these ornamental wonders so special and provide step-by-step instructions on how to plant, maintain them, and keep them healthy over time. New to magnolia tree care? Start here.

How to Grow and Care for Saucer Magnolia Trees

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The saucer magnolia is the most popular deciduous magnolia species in the US for its masses of large, colorful blossoms on a compact, low-maintenance tree. It performs reliably in the home garden with superior pest- and disease-resistance. Learn how to plant and grow these magnificent flowering trees in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Southern Magnolia Trees

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Southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) are tough, adaptable, and beautiful landscape trees. They provide large white blossoms in spring and summer and evergreen glossy green and rust-colored leaves all year round. Learn more about how to plant and care for these spectacular trees in this guide. Read more now.

7 Reasons Magnolia Trees May Fail to Bloom

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Spring-blooming magnolia trees are a welcome relief from the bleak winter months. But when they fail to bloom, it’s a huge disappointment. There are a number of reasons why this happens, from overfertilization to late frosts. In this guide we cover seven of the most common causes and how to address them. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Magnolia Tree Diseases

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A healthy magnolia tree is quite gorgeous, but there are many diseases that can easily leave it an ugly, sickly mess. In this guide, you’ll get the run-down on 13 common diseases of magnolia trees, including causal pathogens, what symptoms to look out for, and how to manage and prevent infection. Read more now.

15 of the Best Deciduous Magnolias to Grow at Home

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Deciduous magnolias are more versatile than their evergreen counterparts and they can be just as beautiful. There are ones that grow in swampy soil, those that stay petite, and some that bloom late to avoid killing frosts. Learn about 15 of the best deciduous options in this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Magnolia Trees from Seed

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Plant propagation can be a mysterious process, and that’s especially true of unusual plants like magnolias – these prehistoric plants have evolved some pretty unique parts. If you’ve ever wondered how to harvest and grow magnolia seeds, this guide walks you through the process from start to finish. Read more now.

23 of the Best Magnolia Varieties

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There are hundreds of magnolia species and even more hybrids and cultivars out there, so choosing the perfect one can be difficult. This guide explores 23 of the best magnolia varieties, from petite shrubs to massive trees, and everything in between. Find magnolias that thrive in the cold or that flower profusely.

How to Grow and Care for Sweetbay Magnolia Trees (White Laurel)

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Sweetbay magnolias bloom for a long time with lots of intensely lemon-scented flowers. They’re also fairly easy to care for, and will even thrive in boggy areas where other plants quickly drown. There are many new and exciting cultivars to choose from. Learn all about growing these magnificent shrubs and trees.

How to Grow and Care for Magnolia Trees

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If you’re looking for low-maintenance color in a majestic display, check out magnolias. They come in tree and shrub forms, and there are hundreds of species that can tolerate a huge range of temperatures. It’s safe to say that nearly anyone can find one for their space. Learn all about growing magnolias in this guide.