Magnolia 'Butterflies'
Magnolia 'Butterflies'

Magnolia 'Butterflies'

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Common Name: Magnolia
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May
Mature Height: 20-30' Spacing: 15-20'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT 30-36"
Deer Resistance: Yes
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In midspring before its leaves appear, ‘Butterflies’ covers itself with glorious, 4-5” yellow flowers that sit upright on the branches. After 10 years, plants will reach about half their full size. For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Too small and young

Purchased 2 for my parent in South Jersey where they can grow just about anything - near the farms where all the Jersey Fresh produce come from. They received two 1/2 inch diameter sticks with 7 -10 budding eyes. One month later one of the sticks shows no change - nothing. The other one has only the top two buds with 6 leaves. They thought they had received forsythia plant at first. Now they see that their forsythia switches are more hearty. No blooms no leaves and it is now middle of May.

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Butterflies Magnolia

The deer keep eating the buds off of my Butterflies Magnolia so I tied a veil of fine netting around it and so far I have two buds beginning to grow.

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Well worth the wait!

I purchased two Magnolia 'Butterflies' five years ago. My soil tends to be high in nitrogen, so they reach full height in 3 years, but only sparsely bloomed. Last spring, a representative in the horticulture department at White Flower Farm told me to fertilizer with 15-30-15 and to prune hard right after the normal blooming time to control size. This spring, both trees have 15-20 blooms. My patience has been rewarded! Thanks for the great advice White Flower Farm.

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Something to Look Forward To !

The most special thing about my Magnolia Butterfly Tree, is the long wait for Spring in Wisconsin Winters. I purchased this tree about 5 years ago, and every year there are more blooms then the previous year. I planted it right behind my deck on the east side of the house, to protect it from strong west winds. It is doing great and is also right by my patio doors in my office so seing the blooms for the first time in April or May, depending on when spring finally decides to warm up our long Wisconsin seasons. She is now about 20 feet tall and very healthy looking, with an abundance of large green leaves that are now offering morning shade on the deck.

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A luscious yellow magnolia!

This is a gorgeous flowering tree that we are growing to the side of huge evergreens and they are competing nicely indeed. The area is heavily shadowed most of the day but the young trees are thriving. They bloom at a very young age.

Unfortunately the deer browse them heavily and so young trees must be fenced until large enough to take the browsing. Would still have planted them!

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Latin Name Pronunciation: mag-nole'ee-uh   

An excellent specimen or landscape tree. Plant Magnolia in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Pruning requirement are minimal—remove dead or broken branches in late winter or early spring when plant is dormant. Other pruning can be done as needed after bloom.

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