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)
Monday, March 19, 2012
Magnolia 'Elizabeth' was nicely fragrant this morning
The morning sun turned the creamy yellow/white flowers of M. 'Elizabeth' to true yellow. A hybrid between M. acuminata (our native cucumber tree) and M. denudata, the Chinese Yulan magnolia, this is one of the earlier products of crosses made in an attempt to produce yellow magnolias. Well, there have been many more since and there are a lot of cultivars more yellow than this, but I still have warm feelings for this plant that I planted 21 years ago.