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yellow flowering magnolia recommends?

Posted by WildfireMike none (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 15, 12 at 13:52

I live in s/e Ms. about 60 miles north of New Orleans and would like suggestions on a good solid yellow flowering magnolia for this area. All of the ones I run across are more suited for lands north of lower Mississippi.
Thanks Mike

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RE: yellow flowering magnolia recommends?

There is a magnolia with the common name banana shrub, I believe. It smells sublime. It is a small tree/large shrub. I grew it in N.O. and I believe it would grow fine in your area.

RE: yellow flowering magnolia recommends?

Have that one and I do like the tree, smells great, but the flowers are very small. What I would like is something more of a Japanese magnolia size or larger.

RE: yellow flowering magnolia recommends?

Actually, the Banana Shrub is a type of Michelia, rather than a Magnolia.

That said, there are all sorts of Michelias, some with decent-sized blooms (not Magnolia big, but not tiny like Banana Shrub) and one may be close to what you're looking for. I don't remember any yellows, but do seem to remember cremes. They are not hardy farther north, but should do well where you are.

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