25th March

Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – I saw this first at Hergest Croft…

17th January

Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ and therefore a lengthy flowerer. The colour is perhaps slightly less insipid than ‘Star Wars’ but the tree has a much less upright habit. Magnolia Red Lion…

31st October

…sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ 2017 – CHW Lots of buds still coming out on Magnolia ‘Star Wars’. An amazingly prolific tree and a UK Record Tree too. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia…

2nd August

…Magnolia macrophylla Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ is performing again with a new flush of secondary flowers much redder than those in the spring. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ 2017 –…

4th January

…properly. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ 2018 – CHW A trip to below the Engine House.Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ is out if you can call it that! Many flower heads blown off and…

28th September

…yet another: Magnolia ‘Star Wars’. Unusually this year the second flowering is rather pale as opposed to being much darker than the spring flush. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’…

22nd October

…are still green. Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’…

3rd May

…variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Looking at the planting records I still cannot find Michelia maudiae…

15th April

Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia (Michelia) platypetala…

22nd January

…flowering small tree or large shrub. Is this early or late? Peumus boldus Peumus boldus 2016 – CHW As expected Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ has several flowers showing a rather pale…