Scientific name-Magnolia grandiflora. Genus name is given in memory of Director of the Botanical Garden in Montpellier, Pierre Magnolia. 'grandiflora' refers to the size of flowers.
Popular names - Bull Bay, magnollo, magnolia.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from the USA sudorientala area.
Description - tree 25 m high. Trunk erect, branched. Ritidom smooth, dark gray. Crown broad, thick, tapered. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriacee, lamina ovat-oblong, acute, entire and slightly wavy edge on the upper side and glossy green color, on the underside is brown-rust, pubescent, ribbed central rib obvious; nervatiuni pinnate secondary. Flowers hermaphrodite, scented, solitary, arranged in terminal parts of branches, petale flashy, light yellow - yellow-cream, 25 cm diameter. Blooms in May-September. Infrutescente oval-conical, hair follicles, 5-8 cm long. Tomato seeds, lenticular to narrow-ellipsoidal, 12-14 mm. 2n = 114.
Growth rate - slowly.
Tolerances - not tolerate limestone land, which causes yellowing of leaves. Tolerates air pollution.
Requirements - preferred position of semi-shade, well drained soils, can tolerate drought once stabilized. The wet common in youth. Withstand temperatures up to -17 ° C.
Management - to maintain the tapered crown is indicated to be made skims each spring, in March.
Propagation - seeds and seedlings. Seeds sown in autumn, germinate in the first or second spring. Semilignificati with heel cuttings in July.
Diseases and pests - Cladosporium, Glomerelto, Illinoia liriodendri, Septoria.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Bracken's Brown Beauty' - Small flowers, 12-17 cm diameter, 9 m high and 3-4,5 m in diameter.
'Edith Bogue' - withstand temperatures (-21) - (-23) ° C. Crown pyramid, vigorous, 9 m high and 4.5 diameter.
'Majestic Beauty' - tree form pyramid, 9-15 m high.
Properties and Uses - bark contains alkaloids with antimicrobial properties and active against malaria. The flowers contain cineol, are aromatic and used in treating rheumatism.
Bernardo Gut - Trees in Patagonia - Birkhäuser Base, 2008
Marie Harrison - Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees for the South - Pineapple Press, 2009
William Boericke - New Manual of Homoeopathic Materia MeDica & Repertory - B Jain Pub Pvt Ltd, 2007
Trees and shrubs
Buxus sempervirens - evergreen shrub, native of northern Africa, Asia and Europe, up to 800 m altitude. Increases in rare deciduous forests on limestone substrates in sunny exhibition, in association with integerrimus Cotoneaster, Pyrus pyraster, Prunus spinosa and Amelanchier rotundifolia.
African Sparmannia - shrub or small tree, native of southern Africa, as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall.
Hebe x franciscana is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Eriobotrya japonica Lindl
Small tree, 5-10 m high, trunk erect, divide, tomentoase branches, erect and espana, bark gray-brown, smooth, crown open, umbeliforma in adulthood. Leaves persistent, alternate, simple, elliptical language-lanceolata, margine evening, acuminata; nervatiuni lecundare are thick and deep language that seems inflated between them
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Syringa vulgaris L.