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Malus fusca fruit Magnolia macrophylla var ashei flower with botch Gentiana asclepiada wiki
Malus fusca (Pacific Crabapple)
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Gentiana asclepiada (Willow Gentian)
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Our native crabapple that's gaining popularity as a disease and drought resistant rootstock for domestic apples with great success. .  Sweet almond scented pale amber/ivory flowers festoon the fruiting spurs in early May.  Small oval bronzy coloured fruits are much enjoyed by the birds after a frost (if not sooner).  Used for pectin, jelly. A great wildlife tree.  Rugged bark on older specimens.  Leaves often have pointed lobes midway along the edge...distinguishing it from domestic apple saplings.  First Nations harvested these green, placed them in bent cedar boxes filled with water and stored them in a cool place.  Over the winter the flavour changed from tart to sweet with a scent of cotton candy. No disease problems.

One of the last magnolias to bloom in spring, its incredibly sweet fragrant creamy white cup shaped flowers can reach 30cm across, far out sizing M. grandiflora. This hardy species looks deceptively tropical with its massive mid green leaves which have a silvery white reverse. A medium sized tree reaching 10m in height with near equal spread. Being relatively thin for their size, the delicate leaves can be damaged in strong winds so its best to seat the tree in sheltered sites. Wide spreading branches make it an ideal shade tree. Its been known to bloom at a very young age (3 years is one quote).

Long pleated azure-violet-blue narrow trumpet like flowers are arranged where there's a flower at every leaf axil so there could be hundreds of blooms along 1/3rd of its arching stems. Lanceolate leaves. Blooms July to September. A taller plant reaching 60 cm. From the mountains of Central Europe. Prefers calcareious soils.
Oplopanax horridus Gymnocladus chinensis
Oplopanax horridus (Devil's Club)
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Magnolia kobus var kobus (Kobushi Magnolia)
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Our shrubby thorny relative to the famous ginseng (Panax).  Like ginseng, it is widely used as a valuable medicinal today as its been for countless generations by our Coastal First Nations from Alaska to California for a variety of ailments.  Found along moist open mixed forest and riparian areas, but will make itself home in a shady garden where its lovely bold palmate green leaves can be enjoyed.  Creamy white flower clusters are followed by brilliant red berries by August.  Some would find this species intimidating with its 3m woody stalks armed with wicked thorns, but this plant is a beauty.  Truly under appreciated. Summer drought tolerant.

Beautiful deciduous magnolia from the mountains of Japan. White fragrant flowers in mid April have a light pink stripe. Small shapely leaves. Nice tree overall with an upright pyramidal form. One of the parents to Loebneri hybrids. Firm petals don't mope in Spring rains nor succumb to Spring frosts. Mature plants are covered in bloom. Very hardy and problem free. Scarlet knobby seed pod/cones in the fall. Collect the seed before the birds and squirrels do!

An extremely rare Chinese cousin to North America's Kentucky Coffee Tree. Almost extinct in China and nearly unheard of in cultivation whether in public, private gardens and arboretums. Form is very much like its North American cousin in size and form, except for its remarkable foliage that starts life a royal purple then becoming blue green but retains its purple tint on the reverse. Leaflets are more perfectly oval than lanceolate like is North American kin. Totally unique. Hardiness testing proves this species can survive in pots without protection to -12C without any damage.