OT Magnolia 'Caerhays Belle' was RE: Irrigation

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 16:55:00 PDT
Jim asked,

>I was sorry to read that this year's display on Jane's Magnolia 'Caerhays
>Belle' was spoiled by frost.
>I have this cultivar here in my Maryland garden. It's been here for perhaps
>ten years and has not yet bloomed. It's growing vigorously and is perhaps
>fifteen feet high.
>Jane, how big and/or old was your plant when it started to bloom?

It was about 8 feet tall and had been in the ground about 3 years. It's now 
about 15 feet tall. It's really a stupid tree to plant where late frosts 
occur, because the buds and flowers are completely devoid of the 
"antifreeze" that many deciduous magnolias seem to have. It is in nearly 
full sun.


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