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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 Magnolia macrophylla var ashei flower with botch Gentiana asclepiada wiki
Gentiana asclepiada (Willow Gentian)
Our Price: $3.50
9 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.

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.