- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 35' tall
- Mature Width: 25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-30' apart
HOT PINK AND FRAGRANT BLOOMS TO WELCOME SPRING
- Stunningly large, pink blooms appear before the foliage does, but late enough to avoid spring frosts
- Dark green leaves turn a brilliant yellow in fall
- Upright branching structure creates a unique shape for your landscape
- This vigorous, disease resistant Magnolia is perfect as a specimen tree, or near your walkway, patio or porch for you to enjoy
- A Gold Medal Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Galaxy Magnolia?
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 water lily-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.
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.
How to use in the landscape?
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.
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 35' tall
Mature Width: 25' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 20-30' apart
How To Plant
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.
How To Water
Galaxy Magnolia will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
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.
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).