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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2011, 06:48:18 PM »
Magnolia stellata's :
'Waterlily'
'Rosea'
'Jane Platt'

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2011, 08:18:29 PM »
Is 'Jane Platt' so closed in flower the hole period? This form looks very nice, in the way you show.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2011, 04:16:15 PM »
It opens a bit more, on a sunny day, Uli, but remains distinct from my other stellatas.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2011, 07:01:20 PM »
Giles,

a cultivar we not realised in this part of the nursery world.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2011, 12:42:53 PM »
Cherry trees (Prunus x yedoensis) have started to bloom here and I went to a park of a former castle at the centre of my town today. Though a tree was nearly in full bloom, their flowering stage in the park were 30-40% in general. They will be in their full bloom this weekend I think.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2011, 09:10:51 PM »
Some trees that are performing well at the moment.These aer all trees that would suit a small garden,particularly Malus floribunda and Amelanchier.These are all fourty years old.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2011, 09:16:38 PM »
and the others but only about 15yrs.old.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2011, 02:35:54 PM »
Lovely stuff John.

Yesterday was a beautiful day, if a little cooler than of late, and we visited Lanhydrock House and garden in Cornwall, about 45 minutes drive for us. We had hoped that the yellow Magnolias would be in flower and we were not disappointed. Here are some pics of them as well as a few other Magnolia shots. Good pictures of trees in blossom are a step beyond my photographic capabilities and you will have to take them as they come, the yellow Magnolias al had sign boards with descriptive information and to avoid making copius notes I photographed them too. Other pics of the days visit will appear in the Rhododendron thread; the Visits to Gardens thread, and a couple may appear in the Daffs thread as well. Here we go then with the Magnolias, and cousins across the pond will be proud of these:

Magnolia 'Yellow Lantern'
Sign board for above
M. 'Yellow Fever' with a lovely Acer in front and a red Rhododendron behind
Sign board for above
M. 'Elizabeth'
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Close up of M. 'Elizabeth' flower


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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2011, 02:40:22 PM »
Some other Magnolia shots from Lanhydrock:

Magnolia x loebneri 'Spring Snow' somewhat overshadowed by a lovely Rhododendron
M. x soulangeana
An unknown Magnolia flower in close up

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2011, 02:15:59 AM »
Hello David.  I just got Magnolia "Elizabeth" last year.
Here are 2 pics this year. And Magnolia "Jane".

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2011, 09:30:58 AM »
If it stayed your plants size John I would have room for it but the Lanhydrock size-noooooo.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2011, 11:01:34 AM »
David,

I've found most magnolias take very well to pruning!  I regularly cut back mine, as they would certainly overtake my smallish garden (smallish meaning large for the city, postage stamp for the rest of you).  The only one I have allowed full romp is 'Elizabeth', as she is relatively small, at 10m and a bit on the columnar side.  Otherwise, I find between 3-4m a good height for most.

Or did I misunderstand thyn comment?  :-X
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2011, 11:44:14 AM »
David,

I've found most magnolias take very well to pruning!  I regularly cut back mine, as they would certainly overtake my smallish garden (smallish meaning large for the city, postage stamp for the rest of you).  The only one I have allowed full romp is 'Elizabeth', as she is relatively small, at 10m and a bit on the columnar side.  Otherwise, I find between 3-4m a good height for most.

Or did I misunderstand thyn comment?  :-X

Doesn't look columnar on my pic from Lanhydrock Jamie.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2011, 11:54:30 AM »
David,
truly columnar it is not, but when compared to a soulangiana, which wants to go wide, this is an upright tree.  I would liken it to an apple tree in general habit, but will get much taller, if allowed.  Again, like and apple, you can shape it.  Just prune right after the blooms are over and it will branch quite densely.  I have even seen single trees with 4-5 different magnolia cultivars grafted on.  Not always attractive, but a good way to maintain multiple cultivars in a limited space, especially for breeding purposes.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2011
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2011, 03:23:07 PM »
Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis 'Ursula Grau'

 


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