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.

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