This is another yellow hybrid that has exceeded expectation as it has improved in colour since the first flowering. The narrow branch angle means Sun Spire has a quite narrow habit, but it may eventually spread with age like most other fastigate trees if it doesn't get enough full sun. This is a hybrid of M. Woodsman and M. Elizabeth which makes it a sister to Sunsation. The flowers of Sun Spire will have a slight pink base when the weather is cooler. We estimate Sun Spire will reach about 4m in 10 years.

This is one of the best, clearest pinks available and has very little purple undertone. This was also raised by Amos Pickard in Kent, England, and is strongly reminiscent of the Todd Gresham hybrids derived from M. x veitchii. It also resembles M. San Jose very strongly in habit and flower form, but is a much clearer pink colour. It is a medium to large tree and will reach 5 to 6m in 10 years. It flowers very heavily from the first year.

This is another Os Blumhardt hybrid of M. x veitchii x M. denudata that brings out the best of both parents. Originally named for the appearance of "a thousand" butterflies perched along the branches. The growth is upright to spreading with the plant settling to flower the second or third year from grafting (the next year from planting).

This hybrid has flowers of a subtle creamy yellow overlaid with pink. The tree forms a rounded canopy with fairly strong central leader, and is suitable for a shade tree on a lawn edge.

This is a species from the Eastern United States and was one of the first magnolia species described by botanists. The white or parchment coloured flowers appear in summer after the first leaves have developed. The foliage is large and tropical looking, but on the soft side so it needs shelter from wind.

The illustrated flower was a graft, with flowers normally appearing when the seedlings are 2-3m tall. The trees develop into a rounded canopy about 5m tall in 10 years. We have large specimens for collection only, and 1 - 1.5m seedlings for mail order.

This is a hybrid raised in Japan either by a deliberate or chance hybrid between M. sieboldii and M. obovata in or before the 19th century. It has the best of both parents, a modest sized plant with showy perfumed flowers. The fruity perfume will fill the garden for many metres around the tree.

Duncan and Davies imported this clone from Hilliers in the early 1940's and it was propagated by layering from then until the late 1960's when it appeared to fall from favour. Our plants are grafted and perform well, developing flowers in the first year after planting. M. wieseneri forms a rounded to conical plant to about 4m in 10 years.

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