Different Varieties of Magnolia Trees

Magnolia trees have more than 200 different species that are found all over the world which includes North America, East and Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America. These plants are known for their beautiful foliage of large flowers and evergreen leaves, with a sweet, citrusy fragrance. Among the most popular varieties of these trees are:

Southern Magnolias


This specie has evergreen broad-leaves that can grow up to 60 to 80 feet tall. It's large white flowers have a very sweet scent and the foliage can spread up to 30 to 50 feet. These trees are most compatible with sandy and loam types of soil.

Saucer Magnolia

This shrubby type of magnolia trees blooms a large collection of white and pink cup-shaped flowers which petals have a rose shade on the lower side and white on the upper part. It can grow up to 25 feet and spread up to 20 feet.

Star Magnolia

With a deciduous broadleaf characteristic, this class does not grow higher than any other popular varieties of magnolia trees. In fact, it can only grow from 15 to 20 feet high and expand from 10 to 15 feet wide. It has three types of cultivars: pink star, rosea, and centennial. Pink is the main color of the flowers.

Cucumber Tree


This specie's common name derived from its 3-inch pinkish fruit that looks like a cucumber. It can rise up to 60 feet high and can spread up to the same range of its height. Its lovely white flowers appear on late spring. However, some trees of this specie do not yield flowers until the plants reach to its full maturity.