Pretty tree ID

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Pretty tree ID

Post: #273390 green_pea
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:53 pm

Have yet to take a photo, but maybe someone could ID from my description. There's a tree about 6ft tall & 6ft wide in a front garden down the road with large (fist sized) pinkish white, upward pointing flowers on. The flowers are sort of lily like, no leaves just lots and lots of big flowers.

Any ideas?

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Re: Pretty tree ID

Post: #273392 Thomzo
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Magnolia?
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Re: Pretty tree ID

Post: #273394 Zech
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:42 pm

I agree, sounds like magnolia to me, too.
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Re: Pretty tree ID

Post: #273399 GeorgeSalt
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:38 pm

Definitely sounds like a Magnolia, round here the Magnolia stellata are in flower, and the large cup-flowered trees have fat buds just itching to break.

Dan Person had an article in the Guardian recently on growing them - http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... -magnolias
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Re: Pretty tree ID

Post: #273401 oldjerry
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:54 pm

The big things are Magnolia Grandiflora,usual prob they have is late frosts which brown the flowers before they open.or something a bit splendid,google Trewidden Blue.

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Re: Pretty tree ID

Post: #273416 doofaloofa
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:30 pm

Handkerchief tree (davidii?)?

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