My neighbor Richard gave me several Magolias this spring. They were all young plants but this ‘Sunsation’ bloomed like crazy despite it’s small size.
Things you should know about ‘Sunsation’ Magnolia . . .
- The blooms are a striking, beautiful yellow color.
- This ornamental tree is hardy in zones 5 thru 9.
- It blooms in the spring.
- It does well in full sun or some shade.
- This small tree will get 20 to 30 feet tall.
- And it will grow to a width of about 8 to 10 feet.
Can it be grown from cuttings? I doubt it, the one that I was given is was budded to a ‘Yellow Latern’ Magnolia seedling. That tell me that it has to be budded or grafted to a Magnolia seedling in order to reproduce it.
Is this plant patented? Not to my knowledge. I did some research and found no evidence of it patented or the name being trademarked.
Where can you buy one? Probably only online unless you get really lucky and find one locally. Do I sell this plant? Not at this time.
Marsha Torello-LaVere says
How do I get my magnolia to bloom again. Moved it 2 years ago lots of leaves no flowers?
Just be patient, don’t fertilize it. Plants know what to do if we just leave them alone.
The Magnolia is absolutely beautiful Mike, thank you for sharing!!
That Magnolia is absolutely beautiful! Thank you Mike!!
charles moser says
I’ve had several grape vines & twice now several of them get clusters of grapes but they never mature, soon after the clusters appear they disappear, what am I doing wrong?
Charles, I really don’t have an answer but see this; https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1428
Mike, that person who wanted grape vines.. How about just layering by burying the mother vine with a few inches of soil? By spring they should have plenty plants
More than likely that would work fine.
Geraldine McIntyre says
Can you grow this tree 🌲 in Canada 🇨🇦
Beautiful Magnolia. Thx for sharing.
Gail Gray-Habig says
Mike, I am one of your followers and I hope I put myself in as a member. I need to know if I can order one of those Yellow Magnolias and have it shipped to me. I used to have a Yellow Magnolia, but, I planted it too close to a White Magnolia which I did not know how big the White one was going to get. WOW it grew about 50 ft. tall and completely blocked my Yellow one . Need I tell you the Yellow one didn’t any sun after that so I had my husband cut it down and I would like one I could plant far from any other trees in complete sun. How much would you charge me for one of these Yellow Mags.? Do you sell them?????
No, I have none to sell. Pretty rare, only one grower around here grows them and they are wholesale only. Sorry.
Penny Warner says
That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
That Magnolia is just stunning are they for sale Mike ?
No, I don’t have any to sell.
What a beautiful magnolia. Don’t tease us!!
Lorraine Fergusson says
Thank you for all of the information shared. You are a very good teacher. I’m just getting started. The notice of how to root grapevines really grabbed my attention. I have an over 35 year old concord grapevine that I made amazing spread from. My neighbor planted crepe myrtles right behind it blocking the sun and I haven’t had grapes or jam for 3 years. I’m ready to try to root it. Also I am very intrigued by the idea of growing my own small plants to sell. I have white and pink dogwoods. A lilac bush. and birch trees.
Thank you again Mike~
Just treat the grape vines like any other hardwood cutting. Just stick them in some soil in the ground or in a flat etc. More here; https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2015/01/easy-winter-time-plant-propagation-can-home/
and this; https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2016/09/hardwood-cuttings-winter-of-20152016/