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Magnolia Species?

Posted by arktrees 6b NW Arkansas (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 12:19

Ran across this tree a few years ago, and happen to pass by it yesterday. Below is what I found. It is obviously a Magnolia, but does anybody know which Magnolia this is?

Trunk and roots.


Finally, the whole tree. Is probable about 30-35' tall.

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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 13:31

Compare with 'Butterflies'. Nice example, they should cover the roots with some soil and mulch instead of running over them with the mower.

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I don't think it's Butterflies, it does not appear to be nearly yellow enough. These flowers were almost light pale brown. Looked more yellow from a distance, but not so much close up.

I certainly do no disagree with you on mulching the roots etc., but the tree stands in front of a former residence that was converted to a medical clinic, and now the property is up for sale. Unfortunately, the tree is on some real estate that will probable be prime for business, and so I fear it's days are numbered. It's best hope is that the city it's in LOVES its trees, and just might force saving it, or another clinic moves into the vacated building without destroying the grounds.


RE: Magnolia Species?

track down a grafter .... and preserve it ... if you can time it out ... not sure if that grafting season is over also ....

not sure if they root ...

never seen a yellow.. up here in the great white north.. i dont think they over winter well ... i presume they are around.. just not very common ...

i wonder if thats is a true sucker in there????

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x 'Elizabeth'

RE: Magnolia Species?

Looks a lot like my Yellow Lantern. (which is also not as yellow as the catalogues would suggest). I decided to include a link discussing the evolution of the breeding for yellow. I had to chuckle, because you can see the M. acuminata heritage in my specimen. It does indeed have tan overtones, too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Caerhays Estate

This post was edited by calliope on Tue, Apr 8, 14 at 2:41

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