magnolia shrub?

Carol HenryDecember 14, 2005

Someone asked me today about a magnolia shrub that she saw all around the Atlanta are. I am at a loss. Does anyone know what my friend is talking about.

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jeff_al

if deciduous, maybe magnolia stellata (star magnolia).

Here is a link that might be useful: magnolia stellata

    Bookmark   December 14, 2005 at 5:17PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

The hints would be what it does, not where it is. Evergreen? Deciduous? Spring bloom? Summer? White? Pink? Purple? Maybe she was even asking about Magnolia (Michelia) figo.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2005 at 9:22PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I remember being struck by the Magnolia grandiflora in Atlanta, but that is a bit more than a shrub!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 9:14AM
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Carol Henry

I'm pretty sure that it would be an evergreen and have white blooms. We are both in central Alabama and Magnolias are very common here. This just seemed like something new and interesting. She had said it would seem to make an interesting hedge (?).

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 12:08PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Small-leaved and -flowered Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' is being heavily planted up here, it starts out bushy. There has been some promoting of it as "dwarf magnolia".

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 4:53PM
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ginny12

There is also the "Little Girl" series, so-called by Michael Dirr. They all have girl-names. They are a group of about eight hybrids, lavender-pink, shrubby in size and habit. I have one, absolutely bone-hardy and a very reliable bloomer. Think it is 'Betty', but I'd have to go check my files. Think they are pretty much alike. Early bloomers too.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 5:53PM
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Carol Henry

I'm thinking it is probably the little gem. Are the "little girls" evergreens or like jap mags?

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 6:41PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Kosar-DeVos Hybrids is a better term. Anyway, they're from crossing of star and purple lily magnolias. All deciduous, mostly purple (except 'Pinkie').

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 6:56PM
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plantaholic(zone 8a AL)

it could be a michelia. michelia figo is a great shrub with banana scented flowers in march-april. they are now listed in the genus magnolia. they are evergreen and bear half dollar sized magnolia blossoms. they can get large...i have seen them in the 15-18 ft range here in central alabama.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2005 at 10:16PM
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smalljaw(z 6b mid TN)

There is a Mag. g. 'Little Gem' in Knoxville , TN. that is over 30' tall . I guess that is dwarf compared to some straight species . The variegated grandiflora is a stew of a plant . For persons up north , look for 24 below . This cultivar came out of Knoxville in the mid eighties after scary low temps . 'Edith Bogue' is supposed to have good hardiness , yea right .

    Bookmark   December 23, 2005 at 10:50AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes: Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' "starts out bushy", becomes a columnar tree.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2005 at 2:04AM
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vanhouttewim(Belgium z-ovl)

my collection of magnolias:

acuminata
acuminata 'Koban Dori'
acuminata 'Moegi Dori'
Alba Superba'
Alexandrina
Amabilis
amoena
Apollo'
Athene
Atlas
biondii
Black Tulip
brooklynensis 'Eva Maria'
brooklynensis 'Woodsman'
brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'
Brozzoni
Butterflies'
Caerhay's Belle
campbelli 'Charles Raffil'
campbelli 'Darjeeling'
campbelli mollicomata 'Lanarth'
Chameleon
Charles Coates
Chrysanthemiflora
Coral Lake
cylindrica
cylindrica 'Take One'
Daphne
Darrel Dean
dawsoniana
delavayi
denudata
Elizabeth'
Galaxy
George Henry Kern
globosa
Golden Sun
Goldstar'
grandiflora
grandiflora 'Angustifolia'
grandiflora 'Double Nantes'
grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'
grandiflora 'Exmouth'
grandiflora 'Galissoniere'
grandiflora 'Goliath'
grandiflora 'Harold Poole'
grandiflora 'Little Gem'
grandiflora 'Majestic Beauty'
grandiflora 'Maryland'
grandiflora 'Russet'
grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer'
grandiflora 'St George'
grandiflora 'Timeless Beauty'
grandiflora 'Trevey'
grandiflora 'Victoria'
Hattie Cartham'
heaven scent
hypoleuca
Ivory Chalice
Joe Mc Daniel
kosar 'Ann'
kosar 'Betty'
kosar 'Jane'
kosar 'Judy'
kosar 'Pinkie'
kosar 'Ricky'
kosar 'Susan'
Lanhydrock
Lennei
lennei alba
liliflora 'Darkest Purple'
Lilleney
loebneri 'Merril'
macrophylla
Manchu Fan
maudiae
miss honeybee
officinalis
officinalis 'Biloba'
Peppermint Stick'
Philip Treguna
Pickard's Opal
Pickard's stardust
Pristine
Red Lucky
Rouged Alabaster
Royal Star
rustica rubra
salicifolia 'Jermyns'
sargentiana 'Robusta'
Serene
sieboldii
sieboldii 'Colossus'
sinensis
Spectrum
Sprengerii
sprengerii 'Burncoose'
Star Wars
Stellata 'Jane Platt'
Stellata Rosea
Summer solstice
Sun Ray
thompsoniana
Tina Durio
Todd Gresham
Trengwainton Glory
tripetala
Verbanica
virginiana
virginiana ' Henry hicks'
virginiana 'Havener'
Vulcan
Wada's Memory'
wieseneri
wilsonii
Yellow Fever
Yellow Lantern'
yellow river
yunnanensis (Michelia)
zenii

    Bookmark   January 26, 2006 at 4:34PM
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