One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Magnolia (Manglietia) fordiana is loaded with buds
This plant has been here more than 20 years and it's more than 20 feet (6 m.) tall. . I don't remember seeing flowers on it last year, but I'm old and could have missed them or forgotten. Probably not. I'll watch these buds through the winter. We have another species, M. yuyianensis, farther down China Valley; those plants are also budded.