Plant ID forum: Which Magnolia?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 22, 2012 6:41 AM CST
I spotted this Magnolia in the yard of a church. The bloom was slightly passed prime but it was still spectacular. Can someone help me ID it?
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 22, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Magnolia stellata 'Rosea' is a possibility, and yes it is stunning!

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=magnolia+stellata+ros...

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/hortdatabase.as...

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 22, 2012 7:18 AM CST
Thanks Janet....I can always expect a response from you. Magnolias are a little iffy here. Often they are victims of a late frost. This one was in a sheltered spot, in a alcove at a church.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 22, 2012 9:11 AM CST
They are a little iffy here too Paul, but I have one called Susan which does well. I struggled for a few years with Magnolia soulangiana which was already here, it wasn't a big tree and it struggled to grow. When I moved it, it improved but we always got a late frost which damaged the flowers. I replaced that with one I had grown from a plug plant called Elizabeth, it's very reluctant to increase in size and to flower.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 22, 2012 5:55 PM CST
I'm not an ID er, but it looks a lot like like my Leonard Messel, which is always hardy here.

http://www.deeproot.co.uk/photo/pages/Magnolia%20x%20loebner...
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Apr 22, 2012 10:45 PM CST
Polly...it certainly looks like your Magnolia. The color and form are right but the center is a little different color. Confused
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 23, 2012 5:25 AM CST
Leonard Messel came to mind, but the centre is different. If you put photos side by side you will also see a slight difference in the form of the petals.

http://www.dungevalley.co.uk/treesshrubsd-n.htm
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 23, 2012 9:23 AM CST
Well, then I just don't know, and I leave it to Janet, LOL. But if you want a nice hardy magnolia, Leonard is a good one. I would think maybe you could sub Leonard for the one you're looking at and be very pleased with it. It's form is about the same. We also have saucer mags, and get a good bloom about once ever five years. Mostly they are frosted and brown, but the good year is spectacular. Leonard is sooooo much more dependable.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Apr 23, 2012 10:12 AM CST
There's not much uglier than a magnolia that is about to bloom that gets frozen.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Apr 23, 2012 10:50 AM CST
That's true.

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