11th January

…Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata A good young Magnolia nitida getting away well for once. We have failed with several in recent years all from seedlings grown here. Magnolia nitida Evergreen…

15th July

…about. 1898 – JCW No real start in [bamboo] Nitida yet. Many seedlings planted in the new ground, say one third. Everlasting peas open. Put in from 207 to 218,…

19th July

…too but not much foliage. Schefflera pauciflora At last a young Magnolia nitida tucked away in shelter which looks as though it will grow on into a decent tree. After…

29th June

…to M. nitida?) in flower. This has died on us. ‘Magnolias of China’ lists both M. nitida and M. lotungensis as species of Parakmeria which only adds to the confusion!…

17th March

…a serious plantsman even though we have included a few magnolias for long term effect. On the way I discover Magnolia nitida covered in flower above the Auklandii Garden. This…

27th April

…nursery. Not much different from ‘Eva Maria’? MAGNOLIA nitida Magnolia nitida – this old and record tree which is clearly nearing the end of its life has just two flowers…

11th October

…to gather when they are ripe. Rhododendron sutchuenense Rhododendron sutchuenense A young Magnolia nitida which struggled in the drought has put out side shoots from its main trunk. I have…

1st July

…London after 3 weeks absence. Many Henonis [bamboo] only half grown, Nigra the same, waterlilies well on, no Nitida moving yet. Some of the tree ferns have only lately started,…

12th July

…big one, and 2000 off the others – about 1200 of the big Sinensis and 1000 of var Wilsoni. The top of Mag nitida has just died. Good rains lately…

5th January

…Parkameria lotungensis (very similar to Magnolia nitida) at least twice. Here it struggled before wind or a strimmer got the last twig. Now deceased! Parkameria lotungensis 2017 – CHW Sorbus…