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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Beginners luck, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Beginners luck

    Beginners luck Apprentice Gardener

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    760CC780-00CC-47BB-891D-0815C8807B09.jpegFC96807E-D0F3-4BB1-949A-362657C3BB33.png Hi, I’m a fairly new keen gardener trying to find my way
    Does anyone have any idea what plant this may be, it’s about 7ft tall and has a few deep pink flower on it. I can probably try and get some better pictures if these are no good
    Thanks for any guesses x
     
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    Welcome to GC. :blue thumb:

    Some close-ups of the flowers and leaves would help :)
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Its a magnolia I think.
    Dont ask which though:biggrin:
     
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    Forget Cistus... :scratch: thinking of Variegated Magnolia but ...

    PS Oh, see @pete is thinking same line. Certainly wrong time for blooming here, can't remember UK timing.


     
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    Magnolias, the ones from Asia, tend to flower in early spring, but in warm summers often have a few flowers right through the summer mostly hidden then amongst the leaves.

    Wisterias do similar and a few round here are flowering pretty well at the moment.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    PS, I dont think it's variegated @Victoria , to me that looks like dappled shade.
     
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    The variegated leaf is a Ilex.....Holly next to shrub in question.
     
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      Thank you for taking a look. Seems it may not be too common
       
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      I know the one is a Holly. I think @pete is correct about the shadows. @Beginners luck can you tell us where are are please?
       
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      Well not sure where you are @Beginners luck or how big it is but the flower has more of a camellia look to me and there are some that bloom now..
       
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        Hmm just had a chat and a look about and I don’t think the leaves look quite right for Camellia. I was thinking of Momozono.. :scratch: So now thinking @pete is right, don’t know why I doubted in the first place really.. :thud:
         
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          We’re in the UK, not far from London. The leaves are really quite big and there are only a few flowers. I’ve never seen anything similar so could be something a little more exotic
           
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            Beginners luck...I believe pete is spot on.
            Magnolia are quite common and it is perfectly normal for them to have a few flowers in the autumn.

            To protect the flowers from the frost/cold they have an outer furry covering called perules which in spring opens to reveal the flowers inside. If you look closely at your 2nd batch of pics..no 2, to the right,I believe you can see on this outer flower furry protector...the perule.

            If you live in London why not pop along to Kew gardens and have a closer look at the magnolias they grow ther.

            Maybe you can add another pic to this thread in the spring of the beautiful spring flowers.

            Below are pics to show what I mean.



            MAGNOLIA  GEORGE  HENRY  KERN A 30-03-2007 16-34-56.jpg
            MAGNOLIA  GEORGE  HENRY  KERN C 22-03-2007 14-51-51.jpg
            MAGNOLIA  GEORGE  HENRY  KERN D 30-03-2007 16-35-27.jpg
            MAGNOLIA  GEORGE  HENRY  KERN F 27-03-2007 14-31-02.jpg
             
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