Yellow Magnolias For The UK Climate

Yellow Magnolias Blooming in May
Whilst we all look forward to the beautiful buds and flowers of Magnolias in early Spring, delighting us with every shade of pink to the palest hues and white, there is something rather surprising when the first yellow Magnolia flowers emerge later in the season.

Yellow Magnolia Butterflies for sale online UK
Yellow Flowering Magnolias – Magnolia Yellow Bird flowering in April/May in the UK


Developing a truly yellow Magnolia has been something of a grail quest in the horticultural world. One of the first really successful yellow cultivars is Yellow Butterflies, remaining one of the most popular ornamental trees, developing a tall pyramidal shape. A later flowering Magnolia, the blooms appear in profusion during May and are a deep buttery yellow, the signature ‘tulip’ shape flower reaches 10-20cm.
Magnolia Butterflies is relatively slow growing and will attain a height of 5-7 metres at maturity, preferring a sunny or partial shaded site that is sheltered from cold winds. A lawn or woodland edge setting is perfect and this is also a beautiful specimen tree for urban gardens. Read more Yellow Magnolias For The UK Climate

2016 Year of the English garden

Named year of the English garden, 2016 promises to be an exciting year for UK gardeners. 2016 also marks the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown. Born in 1716, he is arguably the most acclaimed of all British garden designers with iconic gardens such as Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth to his illustrious name. He is famed for his open natural landscapes complete with rolling hills, water features that look anything but artificial and dramatic use of majestic specimen trees. There will be many events throughout the country all through the year celebrating his gardens and gardens inspired by his designs. More info on the Visit England website… Read more 2016 Year of the English garden