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Magnolia grandiflora Tree

Bullbay Evergreen Magnolia Trees

from From £44.99 (ex. VAT)
( £53.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

An unusual evergreen, Magnolia grandiflora boasts large, leathery leaves with a dark-green colour on top and a bronzed, furry underneath. The gloriously huge, creamy flowers in late summer (August/September) have a complex lemon perfume and look magnificent against the dark background. Magnolia grandiflora will grow free standing to 5 x 3 metres in 20 years or against a wall.

A sheltered position is preferred to avoid winter damage to the thick foliage, however, this magnolia tree can be planted in a coastal position where there is little salt spray. Any moist, well-drained soil will suit, even chalk is tolerated. The Bulbay tree is a lovely, evergreen magnolia for most positions.

Due to the evergreen nature of this variety of Magnolia, it is hugely popular. We have several size options ranging from young bushy plants right through to large mature bushes  - all are superb quality.

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AKA Bull bay, Southern magnolia, White magnolia, Evergreen magnolia, Laurel magnolia, Loblolly magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora Gallisoniensis, Evergreen Magnolia Tree more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Magnolia grandiflora Bush Magnolia grandiflora Bush
12L pot 80-100cm Bush £44.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
10L pot 110-130cm Single stem £44.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Summer 2017
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
12L pot 150-200cm Single stem £49.99 (ex. VAT) was £54.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Summer 2017
Magnolia grandiflora Bush Magnolia grandiflora Bush
30L pot 120-150cm Bush £179.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
30L pot 3.0 - 3.5m Standard Tree approx 6-8cm girth £189.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
55L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Premium Standard Tree approx 10-12cm girth £239.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Bush Magnolia grandiflora Bush
85L pot 200-225cm specimen Bush £289.99 (ex. VAT) was £309.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
55L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £289.99 (ex. VAT)
Magnolia grandiflora Tree Magnolia grandiflora Tree
85L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, approx 14-16cm girth £339.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Magnolia grandiflora trees

When planting magnolia trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown magnolia trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Do not try to loosen the roots of magnolia trees before planting. They have a fleshy root system and can be quite fragile, teasing the roots can cause damage.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Bulbay trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Magnolias do not cope well with dry soils so this is especially important. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Magnolia grandiflora trees

When first planted, magnolia trees can be pruned into shape. Simply remove any weak branches or any that are growing in an awkward position. Established deciduous magnolia trees should not be heavily pruned. Simply remove any dead or damaged branches. If pruning to limit the overall size, stagger your pruning over a few years to alleviate the stress on your tree. You want to achieve an open, balanced effect so do not over prune. Pruning for deciduous magnolias should be carried out in mid-summer to early autumn. You should not prune deciduous magnolia trees from late winter to early spring.

Magnolia grandiflora Tree (Bullbay Evergreen Magnolia Trees) Description

  • Common name: Bullbay tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Dark-green, evergreen leaves
  • Soil: Suited to free-draining sites and tolerant of all soil types