Magnolia 'Ghislaine'

Magnolia 'Ghislaine' resulted from a crossing made by Philippe de Spoelberch. In 1996, he pollinated flowers of Magnolia 'Galaxy' with pollen from Magnolia 'Purple Breeze' (one of our own selections). Ten years later, this resulted in a plant with floppy flowers like our 'Purple Breeze', but then a little later (late March, beginning of April), which means they are less likely to suffer frost damage. The large flowers are soft pink rather than purple and are present in large numbers every year, which is very striking because the crown of the adult tree is 10m wide and low-branched and the tree is approximately 8m high. The selection was named after Ghislaine van der Burgh, who created a few beautiful gardens in Belgium.

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