Magnolia campbellii alba Caerhay’s Clone


This is a magnificent tree from Caerhay’s Castle in Cornwall. Imported by Peter Cave, this is one of the forms collected from the wild. It has a distinctive coarse textured bark, different to most other magnolias. Beautiful sculpted flowers like porcelain are produced after about 4 years. Foliage is quite hairy on the undersides for M. campbellii.
The habit is quite broad as the upright branches arch outward with age and new shoots come up from the branches to raise the canopy height. 6m in 10 years.