Saturday, April 24, 2010
Magnolia x ‘Hot Flash’
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This is a very yellow Magnolia and it was just starting to bloom last weekend. That gives it the potential to extend the magnolia blooming season. One thing I learned while researching this post is there are many more yellow Magnolias than I thought. There is a ‘Yellow Bird’ in my garden and it is still flowering, with the buds the deer were kind of to leave me.
‘Hot Flash’ is suppose to form a small tree to 30 feet with both big and bold foliage. The nursery wanted $495 for about 12 foot plant. It did have a lot of buds and was a handsome specimen. There were only two for sale. This Magnolia is a cross between M. 'Woodsman' x M. 'Elizabeth’. ‘Elizabeth’ I am familiar with, while not common, it is easy to see large trees of that variety. I have not seen ‘Woodsman’ before and will keep my eye out for a look.