25th May

…before in this blog. Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ 2018 – CHW It is amazing what a difference a week away has meant in the garden. The grass has…

1st May

…CHW The target today is to look at (and for) other newish michelias flowering for the first time but I get side tracked as usual. MAGNOLIA ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ –…

28th April

…A newish Rhododendron neriiflorum full out. Rhododendron neriiflorum Rhododendron oldhamii just showing too. Rhododendron oldhamii Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ with its first flowers out. Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Rhododendron ‘Broughtonii’ grown from…

26th May

…‘Daybreak’ still has a few late flowers (much like ‘Peachy’). Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Acer campbellii var. frangipanense with long flower tassels. Acer campbellii var. frangipanense Acer campbellii var. frangipanense Sorbus wilsoniana…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…Magnolia ‘Daybreak’. Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia x thompsoniana ‘Olmenhof’ was highly recommended by Michael for scent and a lengthy flowering period through the summer. Magnolia x thompsoniana ‘Olmenhof’ Tapiscia sinensis was…

15th April

…Splendour’ is a new one to us but clearly in the ‘Peachy’/’Daybreak’ category. Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ Cestrum ‘Newellii’ full out in flower in the nursery. Cestrum ‘Newellii’…

16th April

…species from different Japanese regions. Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ is another from the same ‘stable’ or parentage as ‘Daybreak’, ‘Yuchelia’ and yesterday’s new variety in the nursery….

5th January

…even flower or put on new growth with old leaves still present. Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ is perhaps the best example. I suppose this suggests they might be semi-evergreen in the…

16th June

…‘Samaritan’? Probably as its habit is very different to ‘Wolf Eyes’. But, since no flowers, is it florida ‘Daybreak’. I think not. How you can produce a definitive reference book…