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Magnolia kobus var borealis Magnolia campbellii Arbutus menziesii
Magnolia campbellii (Pink Tulip Tree)
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Arbutus menziesii (Arbutus; Pacific Madrone)
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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.

Large pale blush to mid pink flowers up to 25cm across produced in late winter before the leaves. Fragrant. Gorgeous. Huge thick leaves.

A beautiful iconic native tree of the North American Pacific Coast. A broadleaf evergreen tree with huge clusters of incredibly sweet honey scented nectar filled bell white flowers in the spring. You can hear the buzz of hummingbirds and other nectar seekers. In the fall, green berries ripen to a brilliant orange. The rich red-cinnamon coloured bark peels off in sheets during the growing season revealing the smooth new green-tan coloured bark. Grows to 12m tall with 6m spread with graceful twists and artful curves (never straight).

Magnolia officinalis var biloba flower Cornus nuttallii Malus fusca fruit
Cornus nuttallii (Western Flowering Dogwood)
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Malus fusca (Pacific Crabapple)
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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.

One of the few dogwoods that flowers twice a season; once in mid spring and again in the early fall. Quite a contrast with the white flowers along side round red berry clusters. Brilliant red to purple fall colour. Co-evolved with our west coast climate of wet springs, dry summers and mild winters. Does best in either full sun or in open forest. Drought resistant when established. Fast growing. Great pollen/nectar plant for the critters. This year's seed is from trees further up the mountain where its even colder than our sea side garden.

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.



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