Archive entry 11.05.14
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9th May 2014
A hybrid raised in the US National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1963, a hybrid resulting from a deliberate cross between M. liliflora 'Nigra' and M. sprengeri 'Diva'.
I planted a young one in the garden in 2004 and a decade later it is flowering reliably.
26th April 2018
21st April 2021
The hybrid has a reputation for making a good small tree with a straight trunk even from cuttings. It has certainly done well among the trees at the top of the garden.