Magnolia Cultivars D

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars D' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-d/). Accessed 2022-12-01.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars D' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-d/). Accessed 2022-12-01.

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.


'D.D. Blanchard'

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D. Blanchard’.


'Daisy Diva'

M. sprengeri var. diva × M. × soulangeana 'Lennei Alba'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious, along the branches during April (S England), opening flat or beyond, to 30 cm across; tepals 12–14, white stained purple at the base. A small tree selected 1986 from Magnolia Society International seed by Mike Robinson, England (Callaway 2000).


'Daphne'

M. acuminata 'Miss Honeybee' × M. 'Gold Crown'

Awards
AGM

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers emerging with the leaves, erect; inner tepals deep yellow, ~9 cm long; outer ones yellow-green, ~3 cm. Small, compact tree suiting smaller gardens. A complex backcross: six of its eight great-grandparents are M. acuminata, the other two being M. liliiflora and M. denudata. Raised by August Kehr; selected at Arboretum Wespelaar by Philippe de Spoelberch, about 2000 and still highly rated by him (pers. comm. 2021). One of the finest yellow flowered hybrids.


'Darjeeling'

See Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’.


'Dark Shadow'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious but late, goblet-shaped, 10–13 cm across, rich red-purple outside, ivory-white inside, a dramatic contrast; buds extremely dark ruby. A small tree flowering late enough to be recommended even for N Florida (G. Knox in Williams 2014); frost damage to flowers is a particular problem with Gresham hybrids in the American Southeast (M. Lobdell, pers. comm. 2022). A Gresham hybrid selected in the 1980s by John Giordano; parentage uncertain but probably (M. × veitchii) × (M. × soulangeana cv.).


'Dark Splendor'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Dark Splendor’.


'Darkest Purple'

See Magnolia liliiflora ‘Darkest Purple’.


'Darrell Dean'

(M. × veitchii) × (M. × soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra')

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, very large, to 30 cm across, deep pink-red, goblet-shaped with 9–12 tepals, tending to face outwards when fully open. A small tree selected from Gresham hybrids before 1984 by Ken Durio, named for his late son Darrell Dean Durio (Fogg & Del Tredici 1984).


'David Clulow'

Awards
AGM

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, very large with cup-and-saucer form, white with a hint of pink at the tepal bases. A vigorous small to medium tree of uncertain parentage selected from Gresham hybrids by John Giordano before 1998, named for an enthusiastic English grower of orchids and magnolias. ‘Best white Gresham’ writes Philippe de Spoelberch (pers. comm. 2021). It is indeed one of the very finest white flowered magnolias for general garden use.


'Dawn'

See Magnolia stellata ‘Dawn’.


'Daybreak'

(M. × brooklynensis 'Woodsman') × M. 'Tina Durio'

Awards
AGM

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Flowers late but still before the leaves, intensely fragrant, to 25 cm across; tepals 8, vivid rosy pink, splaying outwards. An upright, strikingly columnar, small to medium tree, flowering freely from a young age. Raised before 1989 by August Kehr, NC, who rated it among the best of his many hybrids. Highlighted by Philippe de Spoelberch as ‘late, vigorous, different’ (pers. comm. 2021), and by Williams, Gardiner & Gallagher (2016) as an up-and-coming cultivar in Europe.


'Deep Purple Dream'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Deep Purple Dream’.


'Delia Williams'

M. sargentiana var. robusta × M. campbellii Mollicomata Group

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers large, precocious and early, cup-and-saucer shaped; tepals rich pink outside, paler inside, but fading towards white and quickly falling. A broad, medium tree. Originated at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall, a seedling planted in 1964. Delia Williams was married to F. Julian Williams, previous custodian of Caerhays (Edwards & Marshall 2019; Boland 2010).


'Diva'

See Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ and wider discussion under M. sprengeri.


'Donna'

See Magnolia × loebneri ‘Donna’.


'Dr Massey'

See Magnolia stellata ‘Dr Massey’.