As beautiful as the Alexandrina Magnolia tree’s blooms are, it is a great addition to any landscape even when it’s not in season. This is because it maintains an attractive mounded shape all year round!
Magnolia Alexandrina is mostly noted moderate-sized stature, slightly fragrant purple-pink flowers with white interiors and year round interest. It is a moderately fast growing, deciduous shrub/mid-sized tree that will typically rise to be over 20 to 25 feet tall and equally as wide.
Pink with white goblet shaped flowers are lightly fragrant and may periodically repeat bloom in midsummer. Flowers bloom in late winter to early spring and medium green leaves turn yellow in fall. The blooms can turn from pink to purple flowers as temperatures vary.
Alexandrina Magnolia Tree Care
This Alexandrina saucer magnolia tree has a moderate to fast growth rate but stays short as a shrub or small tree. Relatively resistant to pests and diseases at any time of year. The Alexandrina Japanese Magnolia is not susceptible to flower drop during early spring frosts.
The Alexandrina Magnolia flowering tree is best grown in moist, organically rich, acidic soil and in full sun. This is a spring blooming magnolia tree that is less apt to suffer frost damage in spring. Prefers well drained soil and can tolerate partial shade in some planting locations.
The fragrant flowers are best seen as a street tree or shrub or in a front yard for passerby’s to enjoy. Young trees will still produce enough flowers to turn heads! This tree is a member of the star magnolia family. Don’t get it confused with southern magnolias or Magnolia grandiflora that are evergreen magnolias.
This tree is deciduous and will lose its leaves over winter. They make excellent shade trees and can enhance any landscape!
These are not bare root trees. These magnolia flower trees ship rooted in a container with soil. Water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
Shop the Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia for sale and view our How to Prune a Magnolia Blog.
Once your Alexandrina Magnolia Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
ALEXANDRINA MAGNOLIA CARE:
Magnolias grow well in organically rich, well-drained soil and neutral to acidic soil. Ideally soil should be evenly moist but not soggy. They can grow in moderate shade, but growth and flower production are best in full sun or partial shade. In Northern climates, planting in a location with some wind protection may be best for the Ann’s large leaves and soft wood.
The Alexandrina Magnolia can be maintained as a shrub bush or small tree. They require little pruning other than to promote a balanced, strong frame when young and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning should be carried out in late summer or late winter to avoid bleeding of sap.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Ann Magnolia, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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The tree arrived with several withering leaves and only one bud. I was disappointed.
I just ordered this Alexandrina magnolia tree for planting 2 weeks ago. It arrived with no leaves (which is normal this time of year) and TONS of flowers. I have seen these trees around town for a while and finally purchased one. So glad I did and I found the perfect spot. Have already received compliments from my neighbors :)
Ordered two trees. My order shipped fast, and both trees arrived in perfect condition. The trees exceeded my expectations, I am extremely satisfied. They are both lush with thick stems. I will definitely purchase more trees from Perfect Plants in the future.
The tree shipped very fast, was well rooted in the pot, and free of pest. I only give it 4 stars because it was only 3ft when shipped. I called and spoke with Jaime, who explained to me that was the normal size when shipped. Tree came with a planting guide, which is useful for an older lady like me.