For the milder parts of the country this evergreen dogwood is a real show stopper. The foliage is deep green and contrast very well with the large, rounded, overlapping white bracts which nearly obscure the foliage. Easily trained to very nice tree form. Fine with strong winds and not bothered by pests.
Fairy Magnolia™ Cream is a new hybrid Michelia bred to produce masses of beautiful fragrant creamy-white flowers in early spring. With a little more yunnanensis in the parentage Cream's flowers are more cup shaped. These plants are so free flowering that they have a flower bud at each leaf axil and have been known to provide a light flush of flowers during summer too. The plants are bushy with rich evergreen foliage, which makes them ideal in the garden as a flowering hedge or specimen plant.
Magnolia hybrid Fairy Magnolia® White 'MicJur5' (Fairy Magnolia® White)
A new hybrid Michelia bred to produce masses of bright white flowers with intense fragrance in early spring. These plants are so free flowering that they have a flower bud at each leaf axil and have been known to provide a light flush of flowers during summer too. The plants are bushy with rich evergreen foliage, which makes them ideal in the garden as a flowering hedge or specimen plant. Tall than wide, 10' x 6'.
Very unique, this prostrate form only reaches 18-24 in. tall, but has a spread of 6-8 ft. Fragrant flowers are upward-facing and bloom prolifically from spring to early summer. A far reaching "free spirited" evergreen with fragrant, magnolia-like flowers, Free Spirit is in a class of its own. Can also be top grafted on Magnolia laevifolia, making one of the most striking standards in the plant world!
An upright grower with a dense habit, Inspiration™ adds a vertical effect for those tight areas in your landscape. Sweetly scented porcelain-like flowers bloom in spring. Not as tall as the species, reaching 8-10 ft. at maturity.
Imagine a 6-8 ft. evergreen shrub with a profusion of brown velvety buds that open to creamy-white, scented flowers. The dense habit of this variety puts it among the ranks of some of our favorite shrubs. Perfect for hedging.
An exciting but seemingly unlikely combination this inter-generic hybrid from Thomas Ranney at NCSU combines the hardiness of Franklinia with the cultural ease of Gordonia. Early white 2 in. flowers, semi-evergreen foliage, and a robust tree-like growth habit make this an exciting new flowering tree addition to the trade. Growing quickly and branching sparsely, nursery training is important to get the best looking small trees in your nursery/ GC.