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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
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syzone8aUK
Sep 1, 2016 3:57 AM CST
My neighbour thinks its a magnolia but isn't sure!
It put out a single purple flower earlier this year the petals where long, thin and spaced (kinda ragged) but they dropped after a few days and I didn't get a picture i'd like to harvest the seeds and find out how and when is best!

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2016 4:54 AM CST
Hi syzone8aUK, Welcome!
That tree does indeed look to be a Magnolia but I can't say for sure which one since I'm not familiar with the type that grow in Ireland.
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Silversurfer
Sep 1, 2016 6:13 AM CST
Agree with plantladylin...Magnolia sp.
The lumpy thing in pic 5 shows a healthy seed pod..not yet ripe.
Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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syzone8aUK
Sep 1, 2016 6:17 AM CST
Thanks lin! Couldn't find any magnolia flowers similar to the one that was on it! I'm convinced the petals didn't open correctly that's why I can't find it, it was located under dense foliage and I think I just didn't have the space (hence the ragged look) the leaves and seed pods I've looked up for magnolia look very similar so that's a good start!

:thankyou: Silversurfer
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2016 7:20 AM CST
There are some hybrids with longer, thinner petals.

Magnolia stellata 'Rubra':
http://www.esveld.nl/htmldiaen/m/masrub.htm
http://treesofsantacruzcounty.blogspot.com/2014/04/magnolia-...

Loebner Magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel')
http://amycampion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/magnolia-lo...

Magnolia (Magnolia 'Susan')
http://amycampion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/magnolia-su...
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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener Foliage Fan
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syzone8aUK
Sep 1, 2016 8:01 AM CST
Wow thanks lin! some of those flowers have a stricking resemblance to the one I had! Particularly the susan Thumbs up
Edit: The susan seems much taller, neighbour says its been here for atleast 15 years and its only about 3½-4' tall. I accept its magnolia and exact species isn't necessary atm. thanks for the help and hopefully I get some more blooms next year I'll be sure to post them

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