What's the name of the Orange Magnolia?

butterfly4uJune 27, 2013

Can someone please tell me the name of the magnolia that has the orange flowers? I've seen pictures of it on here before and want to buy one, can't remember the name to look it up.
Also if someone knows a reputable grower for this plant I would appreciate it for an order, I can't find them around here.
I know there is M. Alba, but what is the orange one called to look it up online?
Thanks in advance.

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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hey, Butterfly.

Michelia champaca!

-Robert

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 3:44PM
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butterfly4u

Thank you so much Robert.
I couldn't remember it.
I want to buy a plant, I tried 2 years to grow from seeds and I couldn't get them to grow.
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:19PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

You're welcome!
I've read that grafted trees bloom before seed grown ones.

-Robert

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 10:45AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Becareful about buying seeds. I believe most seed sources are not that fresh as claim. And any magnolia champaca seed that has been in storage for more than a couple of mounths are not likely to be viable. I've tried several times to grow them from seed ordered but none germinated. However, fresh seeds I got from Thailand of another Magnolia species germinated readily after a month or two.

Magnolia champaca is a species composed of many strains or varieties. The flower color can come in many shades of orange-yellow. Some are large timber trees while some can be dwarf and bloom at just 3 feet. But that dwarf strain is probably not available in the USA yet. I've been trying to get a hold but its difficult to obtain.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:36AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Gardino's (a.k.a. rareflora.com) sells champaca seedlings; They're very reputable.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardino Nursery

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:42AM
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fragrant2008

i would stay away from seeding! Michelia Champaca can take between 8-10years from seed to flower

This post was edited by fragrant2008 on Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 14:38

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 2:04PM
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