The evergreen magnolia trees make great screening trees and all types are suited to a sheltered position.Magnolias can be grown in pots, making fantastic patio features.Magnolia plants existed before bees, meaning that the flowers had to evolve to encourage pollination by beetles.The carpels of the flowers have had to adapt to become strong enough to withstand pollination by beetles.Their flowers also emit a sugary scent which attracts bees and other pollinators.The Magnolia genus is named after Pierre Magnol, a 17th Century French botanist.
Magnolia is an ancient genus with fossilised specimens dating back over 20 million years ago.
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Magnolia trees make fantastic ornamental, garden trees.
They come in a range of shapes and sizes with a choice of flower colours, from whites, pink, yellow or purple, there is a magnolia tree colour for every garden.
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As time went on, they later evolved to allow pollination by bees.Although magnolia tree flowers do not produce nectar they do produce pollen.