Magnolia 'Petit Chicon'
Magnolia acuminata x Magnolia denudata
Obtained as a cutting from a plant cultivated by Karl Flinck in his garden in Bjuv, Sweden. It is presumably a cross created by the American Phil Savage. This charming selection blooms abundantly with little pale yellow flowers which remind us of Magnolia 'Elizabeth' (created out of the same parents). It is the earliest yellow-flowering Magnolia, an average of 6-12 days earlier than Magnolia 'Elizabeth'. The frost-resistant flowers appear well before the leaves. When sprouting, they resemble small endives, hence the name 'Petit Chicon'.