Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Tree
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Leaf
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Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Tree
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Leaf
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 501
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 500
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 1224
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 1225

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 20-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Galaxy Magnolia - single stem
Magnolia x 'Galaxy'
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Galaxy Magnolia is a fun plant with traffic-stopping hot pink flowers in spring. You'll be amazed when the fat, furry buds (which look and feel like big, soft Pussy Willow buds) burst open to release fragrant waterlily-like blossoms that can measure up to 10 inches across! Blooming along with Jane Magnolia and Butterflies Magnolia, Galaxy usually flowers late enough to escape damaging frosts. This vigorous and disease-resistant Magnolia tree was hybridized by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., so it's almost unpatriotic not to grow one! Plant this stunner by your front walkway, porch, patio, living room window, or any place you'd like to see some big-time drama in spring.

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 20-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

The U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. has introduced several hundred plants over the years for gardeners everywhere to enjoy.  The majority have been azaleas, but they’ve also produced several new Maple trees, Elms, Crapemyrtles, Rose-of-Sharon Hibiscus Trees, Hollies, and Magnolias.  Galaxy is a hybrid creation of the USNA that resulted from a cross made in 1963.  The parents were the Lily Magnolia, which also had a hand in those showboat Saucer Magnolias, and a fabulous but uncommon magnolia aptly called ‘Diva.’  It was released in 1980.

The Details

This Magnolia is out of this world! Dark red-purple flowers appear in spring before leaves and after danger of frost - giving you a long lasting display of beautiful blooms. It offers a nice branching habit with somewhat of a pyramidal form. Perfect for narrow spaces or smaller landscapes - and good for street tree planting! A Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for its outstanding performance, hardiness, and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

Galaxy Magnolia requires no special skills to grow, but a few tips will ensure success.  It is happiest in full sun.  Water must drain well from the root zone, but this tree doesn’t want to dry out completely.  Magnolias don’t like their roots disturbed, so keep new underplantings to a minimum once the tree is established.  You’ll also want to keep an eye out for suckers coming up from the base.  Galaxy is one of only a few magnolias with an upright, tree-like shape, and you’ll want to keep it that way.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 35'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 20-30'
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Purplish-Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

6-8' tall grown as a single stem tree form with lower branching removed in our #15 tree container in this size. Stem caliper about 1 1/2". Well developed canopy and structure makes for a wonderful spring flowering small shade tree.

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Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Tree
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Leaf
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 501
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 500
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 1224
Galaxy Magnolia - single stem Additional Product Shot 1225