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Offline whis4ey

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Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)
« on: May 01, 2008, 01:35:31 PM »
Flowering on the bare wood, there are loads of buds this year, which makes for a great display on what is still a young plant

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Re: Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 01:56:40 PM »
Lovely plant Billy.
Check something - does it have a scent?

I grew a stellata, bought from Parker. It was a lovely little specimen, made about 3ft in 8 years. It had a very faint but absolutely beautiful scent, and very lovely flowers.

As with all good plants-  (grrr) it died  :'(
The dog crashed into it and broke branches on one side of the plant, so perhaps it allowed an attack by disease.

I bought two replacements last year. One is M. stellata 'Royal Star', the other the species.
They are still young plants (much smaller than yours) and both are in flower right now. NONE of them have scent, and they dont have the regular form of flower of the oiginal.  Disappointed !

Is that a Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' in the foreground? Ive a funny story about one I bought!




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Re: Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 04:36:25 PM »
Must be the Ghost of Canterbury, George  ;D

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Re: Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 04:41:28 PM »
Yes, its a spooky looking plant, isnt it!!