Job's Nursery and Pumpkin Patch LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow Since 1940!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.



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Magnolia, Sunsation

Magnolia 'Sunsation'

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Magnolia, Sunsation (Magnolia 'Sunsation') at Job's Nursery

Magnolia, Sunsation flowers

Magnolia, Sunsation flowers

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Magnolia, Sunsation (Magnolia 'Sunsation') at Job's Nursery

Magnolia, Sunsation flowers

Magnolia, Sunsation flowers

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b


An exquisitely beautiful magnolia with yellow blooms that are striped with pink; a small tree or large shrub with a tidy form and large relatively coarse leaves; flowers appear late, just as foliage emerges. Needs protection from strong winds.

Ornamental Features

Magnolia, Sunsation is covered in stunning fragrant yellow cup-shaped flowers with purple eyes and pink stripes held atop the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The large pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Magnolia, Sunsation is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Magnolia, Sunsation is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Magnolia, Sunsation will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. This plant should be periodically fertilized throughout the active growing season with a specially-formulated acidic fertilizer. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Special Attributes

Magnolias are not toxic plants. They are also Deer Resistant to being eaten, but some deer like to use them as a back scratchers.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Shade  Screening 
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features