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Magnolia Stellata — 19 Comments

  1. What the magnolia blooming! Alistair, you have waited this blooming half a century, haven’t you? What can I do? if my magnolia is 5 years in my garden without blooming. So I need more 45 years :-), If it does not this spring I’ll replant it on other spot.
    Yours is stunning!
    Your page is opened well, is right and seen correctly. I think all is OK.

  2. Welcome to the world of magnolias my friend!!! I just did a post on my blog about some of the bloom on the mags here….short season compared to some years, but never the less beautiful!!! Larry

  3. It is amazing that they are so challenging in Scotland. Here in Ontario, where winter temperatures plummet to well below freezing for weeks on end, many magnolias do just perfectly. Perhaps the perfect dormancy of a truly frigid winter is better than the oscillating mild/cold cycles of the north east?

  4. I’m glad you finally got a magnolia stellata to flower. I planted one years and years ago on the side of the house and it has always performed. Beautiful, elegant flower. The plant page is brilliant. I have a page that is a pale imitation. I should work at it, like you. It is very challenging to keep up with technology – even lagging not too far behind is stressful and challenging!

  5. Hello Alistair, we’re spoiled for magnolias around here and have one currently establishing in our own garden. You have a very pretty white stellata and given the difficulty you’ve had in the past, I’m rooting for this one to thrive and grow.

  6. It may be the type of stellata you have that stays small and has trouble blooming. The hybrid ‘Doctor Merrill’ is a regular bloomer here outside Washington DC. And in 25 years it’s over 25 feet (8 meters) tall.

    • Hi Ray, when I have talked about having problems with Magnolia in Aberdeen in the past. I have had several people from the USA puzzled, I still think it has a connection with the cool Summer temperatures which we have.

  7. Hello there Alistair !
    Congratulations on your birth of blooms for the magnolia .. I can well understand your excitement.
    Who knows what combinations of elements are just the right ones for each plant .. so much is pure luck.
    Sadly I think I have lost many of my Japanese maples due to this past harsh winter .. I have some one coming by to tell me the honest truth so I can deal with the loses and move on .. I have been so attached to each and everyone of them .. they were individual treasures I found over a span of many years .. so it is a hard pill to swallow .. but we gardeners are made of sterner stuff right ?
    You made me laugh with your tech troubles .. I understand that as well .. some times it is also pure dumb luck when we clue in .. congratulations on that as well ! LOL

  8. What a gorgeous magnolia plant, well worth the wait I imagine! And thanks for the handy guide for growing magnolia, it’s useful to know details such as when it is best to prune a magnolia. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Congratulations on your blooming magnolia! You certainly waited long enough for it! There are things I would like to do with my web site but lack the know-how. Also, congratulations on conquering that hurtle!

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