Magnolia x soulangiana 'Lennei Rubra'

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  1. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This picture was taken 3 years ago on an
    overcast day in the San Joaquin Valley.

    Lennei Rubra was a seedling selection from
    Henderson Experimental Gardens in the early
    70's. This form shows typical Lennei growth
    with the characteristic "cup" shaped flowers.
    Whereas Lennei is initially a rosy-purple in
    color this Magnolia when it first develops is
    more of a black-red, very much similar in
    color to a Magnolia x soulangiana 'Ruby'.

    I'll provide better representative images of
    this Magnolia next Spring.
     

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    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A quick note:

    To those people that know Lennei, this Magnolia
    holds its color much longer. At the stage you
    see this Magnolia, Lennei would have a lot of
    white coloration in the tepals in comparison.
    The red coloration holds well in the base of
    the flower both inside and outside. There are
    only less than a handful of these around, if that
    many. The stock plant for this tree perished a
    few years ago. This Magnolia was listed in the
    Henderson Experimental Gardens plant catalog
    but was not ever offered or sold to other wholesale
    nurseries or retail nurseries in any quantity larger
    than 1 plant at a time.

    No, this Magnolia is not listed among the cultivars
    cited in the Magnolia society web page.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2004

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