Archive entry 22.06.14
22nd May 2011
A late flowering shrubby Magnolia raised by William F. Kosar and Francis de Vos at the US National Arboretum in 1956, a hybrid between M.stellata 'Rosea'
and M.liliflora 'Reflorescens'. The flowers last for a long time, even as the spring warmth increases,
and planted in a windy location it gets very battered and (dare I say it) ugly.
I am hoping it will make a good windbreak for the Hellebores without shading them unduly. By the time it opens,
they are more or less over so it adds some slight interest to a border that has finished.
30th May 2013
24th May 2018
2nd June 2021
I planted it in 2004 and it has slowly grown into a lax shrub about 3m tall.