Magnolia wieseneri


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.