Magnolia Acuminata Blue Opal

Magnolia Acuminata. A medium to large deciduous shrub reaching heights of up to 49 ft with a 26 ft spread.

Blue Opal gives a dazzling display of blue buds in late spring or early summer; these are, proceeded by large yellow flowers.

The Magnolia Acuminata is one of the most popular small trees in the United Kingdom.


One of the benefits of this particular Magnolia is its ability to adapt to various soil types, unlike other varieties, it is tolerant of lime soil, making it suitable for almost any garden.

Larger size plants like this are still a relatively rare find in the UK.

Magnolia Acuminata Blue Opal is an unusual and beautiful variety taking its name from the beautiful blue buds which are abundant in late spring or early summer.

These are, followed by large green-yellow flowers during May.

Large mid-dark green leaves will emerge once the flowers start to fade.