The Cultivar Checklist has been revised and updated!  See the new and most complete list of Magnolia cultivars here. 


The 2021 Annual Meeting has been Cancelled 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Magnolia Society International has regretfully cancelled the 2021 Annual Meeting.  We hope to see you in person at our 2022 meeting!  

Join us instead for our  series of virtual "Magnolia Webinars".   Our first virtual conference will be held on February 13, 2021.  Watch this space for more information - coming soon!


(Magnolia vallartensis, photograph by Tim Thibault, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens)

Vallarta Botanical Garden's official tree flowers for the first time in Public Display - Magnolia vallartensis. For more inf0, click here.

Go to the official news release from the Vallarta Botanical Garden by Neil Gerlowski, Executive Director of the Vllarta Botanical Garden and MSI Board Member, click here.

Upcoming meetings of interest

February 13, 2021 - Virtual "Magnolia Webinar"

We hope you will join us in February when we will have speakers from around the world sharing their Magnolia knowledge and expertise. Following these talks we will have a Question and Answer session with a panel of Magnolia experts!

Click here for registration information. 

January 14, 2021

"Magnificent Magnolia" 

An online talk by John Anderson, keeper of Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park on the National Plan Collection of Magnolia. Open to all. Held  at 6:30 PM London UK time.

Click here for registration info.

Learn About Magnolias

Get advice on selecting magnolias and a list of magnolia resources online.

Magnolia FAQs >

Magnolia Classification

Consult the latest thinking on the genera and species that make up the Magnolia family.

Browse the taxonomy >

Member Spotlight

C. Ferris Miller


In this spotlight we honor Ferris Miller, founder of the Chollipo Arboretum in the Republic of Korea.   Find out more about Ferris Miller and his work with Magnolias and support of Korean horticulture.  

  • Woodland Gardening by Kenneth Cox is available in the U.S. exclusively through the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden's website. This is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated new book on woodland and shade gardening with valuable information on cultivation and style, as well as descriptions of many of the most exciting new plants that have been introduced in the recent modern era of plant hunting.
  • The MSI Journal archives are now online. Peruse all issues dating back to 1963!
  • Shop for Magnolias - worldwide!   Check out our list of magnolia suppliers around the world.

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Purchase the Proceedings

For members: We have copies of the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Family Magnoliaceae that took place in Guangzhou, China in 2009. Contact us to order your copy today >

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