When I saw the magnolia in early July many of the blossoms were just beginning to emerge while some were in full bloom. I was attracted to the continuing life that was evident at one glance. The waxy cream surface of the blossoms was enhanced by the glossy leaves and rough texture of the bark.
Facts for the gardner:
Common name: Chinese Evergreen Magnolia, Delavay's Magnolia.
Soil: well drained soil. Full sun.
Hardiness: hardiness rating 2/3.
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Type: Clay, Loam or Sand
Height: 35 feet
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Season
Longevity: 50 to 150 years
Magnolia delavayi a rare evergreen magnolia with leathery dark green leaves and yellowish to brown bark. It bears large creamy white to yellow scented flowers which develop over a very long period of time.