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 our grower
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 30-35' tall
- Mature Width: 15-20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant 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 Galaxy Magnolia 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.
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
How To Plant Galaxy Magnolia
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
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
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. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
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.
How Does Shipping Work?
Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Bower & Branch big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-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, that means we deliver your trees and plants directly to you!
For big trees XL and Larger, we offer Bower & Branch Green Glove Planting Services – through our network of Licensed Service Providers we'd be happy to assist in installation.
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. These ship in a Bower & Branch plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.
Bower & Branch trees and plants in sizes small, medium or large, are boxed and packaged in a plant-safe box, delivered by FedEx or UPS.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service and Special Requests
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with a first class experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other online or neighborhood retailer. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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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 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).