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Magnolia sapaensis

Archive entry 02.07.23

4th June 2012

A recently introduced and named species from North Vietnam. It is uncertain how hardy it will be and the first time I was offered a seedling I made a little squeeking noise and declined. Unfortunately it stuck in my mind and I had to return and get one.
Planted under some deciduous trees to provide cover, it has grown well and come through winter without damage. Early days.

13th January 2014

22nd July 2021

It has now made a sapling aboiut 3m tall. When I planted it I was unsure of its hardiness so I chose a position in the shade of some mature trees. It has proved to be tougher than expected and the trees will have to be thinned to give it some light.