Magnolia Collection Index (72)

This is a list of the general collection of magnolias at Magnolia Grove which includes species and varieties imported over the last 120 years or so. No magnolias have been imported to New Zealand since 2006 to prevent the importation of Sudden Oak Death and other diseases.

This hybrid has proved to be one of the reliable yellow hybrids to flower mostly before the foliage develops. Rich creamy yellow flushed pink blooms look quite golden with the sun shining through them. The tree forms an upright columnar crown with laterals that develop layers of twiggy branches with clusters of flowers.
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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 is another Ian Baldick hybrid and is named for Tikitere Rhododendron and Magnolia Gardens at Rotorua. It is a strong growing rounded tree, with many blooms produced from the first year. Large leaves, thick stems and wind hardy flowers make this an all round robust plant. 5-6m in 10 years.
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.
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This tree was raised at Chyverton in Cornwall and named after Treve Holman who developed and planted most of Chyverton. Imported by Peter Cave, it is thought to be a hybrid between M. campbellii and M. sargentiana var. robusta. Historically it was M. sargentiana var. robusta that was the easiest plant to set seed at Caerhay's Castle so there were many seedlings and hybrids planted in the gardens of southern England. It is a large growing tree but well worth…
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…
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This variety was raised by Ian Baldick of Drury, South Auckland and is an exceptional addition to any collection. The flower is very similar to the sprengeri 'Diva' parent, but blooms appear at the end of the seaon on bare branches when most other magnolias are past their best. It will reach 4m tall by 2.5m wide in 10 years.
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This is a hybrid raised by Os Blumhardt, but named in Switzerland at the Eisenhut collection. Vairano grows into a medium sized rounded tree with amazing flowers of strong texture that are quite weather resistant, and lightly fragrant.
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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…
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This is a stronger growing stellata type due to it's mixed parentage with Magnolia kobus. Well formed white fully double flowers with narrow tepals make this a very attractive large bush or small tree. It will reach 3m tall by 2m wide in about ten years.
This attractive species is similar to M. sieboldii in general terms, but the foliage is slightly more hairy and the pendulous flowers have rich purplish red stamens. The plant forms a small tree spreading upwards from the base, and is best planted in a slightly raised position to view the flowers more easily. It prefers a rich cool soil, but needs about half a day full sun to set flowers well. Will reach about 3m hight x 2m wide in…
This is one of the larger flowered yellow hybrids with a slightest hint of pink in the base of the flowers. We are impressed with this hybrid as it flowers mostly before the leaves with good sized blooms. It is performing well for us although it got a difficult site based on poor ratings we had seen for it. A rounded small tree to 3.5m in 10 years.
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