Magnolia Alta

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Magnolia Grandiflora Alta

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  • Classic evergreen magnolia variety
  • Also known as Bull Bay or Southern Magnolia
  • Ideal for privacy screening or  stand alone features
  • Features scented white flowers during warmer months
  • Glossy green foliage with velvety brown undersides
  • Grows to a mature size of around 8 meters


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Magnolia Alta, also known as the Bull Bay Magnolia or Southern Magnolia, is a stunning choice for large-scale screening in gardens. With its impressive mature height of 8 meters, it provides excellent privacy while enhancing the beauty of your outdoor space. Its versatility makes it suitable as both a specimen tree and a feature in garden designs. One of the most captivating aspects of Magnolia Alta is its flowering pattern. During the warmer months, it graces the landscape with fragrant white blooms, adding a delightful sensory experience to your garden. Additionally, its classic bi-colored foliage further contributes to its aesthetic appeal, ensuring year-round visual interest.

Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Magnolia Alta, Magnolia Bull Bay, Magnolia Southern
  • Botanical Name: Magnolia Grandiflora Alta
  • Mature Height: 8 meters plus
  • Mature Width: 3-4 meters
  • Planting Distance: 1.5-2 meters apart
  • Foliage: Bi-coloured glossy green leaves with velvet brown undersides
  • Flowering Period: Warm months
  • Flower Colour: Creamy white
  • Form/Habit: Upright
  • Uses: Large scale hedging, screening, stand alone specimen tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate; consistent watering in dry periods recommended
  • Soil type: Most soil types, prefers well-draining soil
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Maintenance: Low – medium, benefits from a gentle prune
  • Planter Suitability: No
  • Native: No


Commonly Asked Questions

How far apart do I plant Magnolia Alta for a screening hedge?

Magnolia Alta suits gardens looking for large scale privacy screening. Around 1.5-2 meters apart for a luscious screening hedge. Mature plants reach up 8 meters wide at maturity and up to 3-4 meters wide.


When do Magnolia Alta flower?

Magnolia Alta, also known as Bull Bay Magnolias have an extended flowering season during the warmer months of the year.  Their blooms are quite fragrant, adding a delightful addition to your garden design.


How do I keep my Magnolia Alta looking healthy?

Ensure magnolias are well watered, especially during the warmer months. A layer of mulch will help retain the moisture in the soil. A quality fertiliser will also increase the health of your plant. They will also benefit from a gentle prune once the flowering season has finished.