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Magnolia grandiflora flower Gymnocladus chinensis Davidia involucrata
Magnolia grandiflora (Southern Magnolia)
Our Price: $3.50
20 in stock!
Davidia involucrata (Dove Tree)
Our Price: $5.00
6 in stock!

A majestic evergreen magnolia species with large glossy leaves with a russet fuzz on the underside. Huge 20cm single creamy white sweetly fragrant (somewhat like sweet lemonade) flowers scent the air in June to frost. The petals are so thick and so firm they probably can stand up to a gail force wind. Fast growing in the right spot. It is not uncommon for mature trees to reach 20 meters tall with half the spread. Of course there are smaller cultivars but here we offer the species in all its glory.

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.

Beautiful flowering shade tree.  Its spreading branches are covered with white silk handkerchief like flowers that dance in a breeze somewhat resembling a flock of doves fanning their wings. Plan accordingly when seating your Davidia as it WILL become a focal point.  Known to start blooming at 10 years.  Bright yellow Autumn colour. Cinnamon coloured bark flakes off in irregular 'puzzle piece' patches  Can grow 13m tall with equal spread.
Magnolia kobus var borealis Eucommia ulmoides Magnolia officinalis var biloba flower
Eucommia ulmoides (Hardy Rubber Tree)
Our Price: $3.75
24 in stock!

Germinating seed. This subspecies of Magnolia kobus is perhaps the hardiest of all magnolias. Just as beautiful as M. kobus but the tree form is quite a bit larger and has a spreading sinuous form (12 m tall and twice as wide in 50 years). White slightly fragrant white blooms open mid April. Flowers and seed from this subspecies are some what smaller than M. kobus,var kobus but the seed is significantly smaller but this doesn't hinder germination one little bit. Never lime magnolias (EVER!). Use acidic fertilizers if you need to. All magnolias love bark mulch.

A rare and unusual tree second only to ginseng in traditional Chinese medicine. Aptly named as its the only temperate climate tree able to produce rubber. Quick growing, attractive, pest and disease resistant its also tough enough for use for urban/street tree plantings or in the garden as a 10m tall shade ornamental with its thick glossy attractive elm like dark green leaves. Very nice pale grey fissured bark. Gendered species. Possessing only 3-4% latex rubber, you won't be able to make your own tires (yet), but the latex acts as a natural deterrent for many nibbling pests. Almost extinct in the wild due to over zealous bark harvesting. Studies show the leaves possess the same plethora of health benefits as the bark and you can harvest the fleaves or tea without harming the tree.

Also known as Houpu magnolia,an exotic Chinese subspecies of M. officinalis. What makes it special is the apical notch at the tips of its large obovate leaves giving the leaves a bi-lobed shape characteristic. In May-June, antique ivory coloured 30 cm diameter sweetly scented flowers appear in abundance. Grows very quickly (1m/year) and blooms at a very young age (5-7 years). Straight trunked tree reaching an average height of 15 meters, but the odd larger specimen is known in botanical gardens. Almost non-existent in the wild due to over harvesting of its prized medicinal bark used in TCM.