Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora 'Victoria') in the Magnolias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Beetles
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2006 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

The Crystal Palace & The Park (Part 1)The Crystal Palace & The Park (Part 1)
August 21, 2010

The Crystal Palace was a massive iron and glass structure built for the Great Exhibition in 1851, originally it was in Hyde Park, a Royal Park, in London. Prince Albert came up with the idea of showing the world Britain's industrial revolution. It was designed by the famous Sir Joseph Paxton; in 1851 when the Exhibition closed, he came up with the idea of moving this colossal building to Penge Place Estate in southeast London. Punch magazine in a satirical moment called it the "Crystal Palace" and the name stuck, so this part of Sydneham became known as Crystal Palace. This exhibits were in fact from all over the world; the USA, Egypt, France & Germany to name but a few. The displays were set into categories; raw materials, machinery, manufacturers and fine arts. It was too big to be financially viable and on a fateful night in 1936 disaster struck.

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