Magnolia Cultivars B

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Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars B' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-b/). Accessed 2022-06-27.

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars B' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-b/). Accessed 2022-06-27.

Our primary references for cultivar information are Jim Gardiner’s (2000) ‘Magnolias: a Gardener’s Guide’ and Matt Lobdell’s (2021) register of cultivars for Magnolia Society International. Further references are cited where relevant. Other important accounts of cultivars include Dorothy Callaway’s (1994) ‘The World of Magnolias’ and (in German) Beet Heerdegen and Reto Eisenhut’s (2020) ‘Magnolien und Tulpenbäume: Magnoliaceae’. Magnolia Society International’s journal ‘Magnolia’ is an ongoing trove of information.


BABY GRAND®

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘STRgra’.


'Ballerina'

See Magnolia × loebneri ‘Ballerina’.


'Banana Split'

(M. × brooklynensis 'Woodsman' × M. × soulangeana 'Lennei') × M. 'Elizabeth'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers emerging with the new leaves in April (Belgium, Britain), very large (to 27 cm across); tepals floppy, pale creamy yellow similar to or slightly paler than ‘Elizabeth’, outer ones shaded green, inner ones often with purple base. Vigorous, upright small tree from a 1992 cross made by August Kehr, cultivated at Arboretum Wespelaar, selected by Philippe de Spoelberch (Arboretum Wespelaar 2021) who notes ‘big untidy flowers’ (pers. comm. 2021).


'Betty'

M. liliiflora 'Nigra' × M. stellata 'Rosea'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Flowers precocious, opening flat to 20 cm across, red-purple outside, white inside; tepals 12–19. Medium to large shrub; a de Vos & Kosar hybrid raised at the US National Arboretum before 1968; named for William Kosar’s daughter. Highly rated by Philippe de Spoelberch, Belgium (pers. comm. 2021).


'Betty Jessel'

See Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’.


'Beugnon'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Beugnon’.


'Big Dude'

M. sprengeri 'Diva' × (M. × soulangeana 'Picture')

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Flowers precocious, cup-shaped, opening out to 35 cm across, somewhat nodding and floppy, fragrant; tepals 9–12, rose pink outside, white inside; fruits well. A magnificent small tree, large in all its parts, selected by Phil Savage, MI, before 1989 (Edwards & Marshall 2019); named as a Detroiter might refer to a large and formidable friend. From his Belgian experience, Philippe de Spoelberch commends it as ‘floriferous, hardy, always a good doer’ (pers. comm. 2021).


'Bjuv'

See Magnolia cylindrica ‘Bjuv’.


'Black Beauty'

See Magnolia × brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’.


BLACK TULIP

See Magnolia Cultivars J ‘Jurmag1’.


'Blood Moon'

See Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’.


'Bloomfield'

See Magnolia tripetala ‘Bloomfield’.


'Blue Opal'

See Magnolia acuminata ‘Blue Opal’.


'Blushing Belle'

(M. × brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird') × M. 'Caerhays Belle'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious, large, warm pink outside, somewhat paler inside. A small tree comparable to ‘Caerhays Belle’ but hardier and with narrower tepals, less pale inside. A small tree selected before 2001 by Dennis Ledvina, WI (Callaway 2001).


'Borde Hill'

Magnolia campbellii ‘Borde Hill’ is discussed under M. campbellii ‘Lanarth’.


'Bracken's Brown Beauty'

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’.


'Brixton Belle'

(M. × soulangeana 'Sweet Simplicity' × M. 'JURmag1') × M. 'Sir Harold Hillier'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious, large, cup-and-saucer shaped, rich pink outside, paler inside. The flowers are comparable to M. campbellii but are borne from a young age: the original flowered from seed in its third season, while grafts may flower in their first year. A large, spreading shrub or small tree; repeat flowering is claimed to slow its growth, at least in New Zealand (Magnolia Grove 2022). Raised by Vance Hooper, Brixton, North Taranaki, New Zealand; introduced about 2010.


'Bronze Sentinel'

See Magnolia tamaulipana ‘Bronze Sentinel’.


'Brozzonii'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Brozzonii’.


'Bubbles'

See Magnolia × foggii ‘Bubbles’.


'Burgundy'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Burgundy’.


BURGUNDY STAR™

See Magnolia Cultivars J ‘Jurmag4’.


'Burncoose'

See Magnolia sprengeri ‘Burncoose’.


'Busey'

See Magnolia acuminata ‘Busey’.


'Butterflies'

M. acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' × M. denudata 'Sawada's Cream'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Deep yellow flowers emerging before the leaves; stamens red; tepals 10–14. A fast growing medium sized tree, flowering from an early age. Raised by Phil Savage, MI, before 1989. Philippe de Spoelberch finds it ‘disappointing’ in the climate of northern Belgium (pers. comm. 2021).