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Magnolia floribunda v. tonkinensis - WWJ12011

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Description:
This evergreen ancient forest species formed an impressive tree to 15m tall where we collected the seed. The younger leaves and shoots are covered in fine hairs affording this plant a very elegant appearance, while the older dark green glossy leaves are thick-textured and leathery to 20cm long. Bearing silvery white flowers with a custardy-honey like fragrance. Originating from one our collections gathered by Peter Wharton and myself from the steep high altitude forest drenched at that time only a short way from the Chinese border in northern Vietnam at around 2350m in the autumn of 2007. Best grown in sun to light shade in a freely draining soil with good moisture retention out of freezing winds.

product details
Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Magnoliaceae) Magnolia floribunda v. tonkinensis WWJ12011
Group Colour Blooms Size
Tree White Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Evergreen bold Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes ORNAMENTAL pods
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