Galaxy Magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Galaxy’)

Galaxy Magnolia

  • Deep Purple Buds Open to Rose Purple Flowers
  • Blooms Later Past Threat of Frost
  • Strong Branches
  • Compact Spreading Yearly

Magnolias are wonderful, beloved by so many people for their heart-catching blooms every spring. If you are shopping for a beautiful accent tree, you’ll just love any of the Magnolias. But perhaps you’d like to… kick it up a notch?

You will have to wait a few weeks longer for these amazing blooms, however. That’s a good thing!

Most Magnolias worry us with their penchant to bloom in a risk zone for frost. Not the Galaxy. It’s been bred to bloom later to avoid those late spring snow storms that wreak havoc on other varieties.

Winds will still cause trouble, so we’d advise you site this tree out of the worst of your winds. Did you know you can call your local airport to get the direction of your prevailing winds? Give it protection, so you can truly enjoy those fantastic flowers.

Now, let’s talk about size. If you are blessed with a large yard, this won’t matter quite so much, but if your yard is the size of a postage stamp, listen up. This magnolia puts on it’s yearly show with a compact spread. You’ll appreciate the strength of the branches on this variety, too.

Let’s not kid ourselves, though. You grow this beautiful specimen tree for the outstanding flower color. We know it, you know it. Everything else is just gravy, a nice plus.

Galaxy Magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Galaxy’) Details

Common name Galaxy Magnolia
Botanical name Magnolia x 'Galaxy'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 30 - 35 ft.
Width 15 - 20 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Purple, Pink