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Magnolia cathcartii - BSWJ11800

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Description:
An evergreen ancient forest species which forms impressive trees with leathery dark green glossy thick-textured leaves pale on their undersides, to 18cm long. Bearing star-shaped 9-petalled white flowers to 15 cm across May-June in the wild, followed by long spikes bearing seed capsules splitting to reveal the red-orange aril covered seed. From seed gathered from the ground below a 30 m tall tree in the high altitude forest of Fansipan in the winter of 2006. Best grown in sun to light shade in a freely draining soil with good moisture retention out of freezing winds. Syn. Alcimandra.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Magnoliaceae) Magnolia cathcartii BSWJ11800
Group Colour Blooms Size
Tree White Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Evergreen Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes ORNAMENTAL fruit
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