Magnolia Cultivars T

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Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars T' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-t/). Accessed 2022-06-28.

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars T' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-t/). Accessed 2022-06-28.

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.


TEDDY BEAR®

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern Charm’.


'Theodora'

M. 'Dark Shadow' × M. campbellii Mollicomata Group

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, goblet-shaped, dark purple-pink outside, paler inside. A floriferous small tree selected before 2018 by Maurice Foster, Kent, and named for his granddaughter (Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery 2022; Millais Nurseries 2022).


'Thomas Messel'

open-pollinated seedling of M. sprengeri var. sprengeri

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, rather floppy, the outer tepals reflexing before the inner ones; tepals 10–12, white stained rich pink at the base outside. A small tree raised in the 1960s at Nymans, W Sussex, where the original measured 13 m × 220 cm in 2016 (The Tree Register 2022). Leaf shape and proximity of a specimen of M. campbellii suggest that this was the pollen parent.


'Tikitere'

M. 'Apollo' × M. 'Vulcan'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious, bowl-shaped, opening out to 30 cm across, mid-pink outside, paler inside, from dark buds (the contrast between buds and open flowers is striking – Williams 2019). A vigorous and robust, wind-tolerant small tree, flowering well from a young age; selected by Ian Baldick, New Zealand, before 2018 (Magnolia Grove 2022; Piet Vergeldt Boomkwekerij 2022).


'Tina Durio'

(M. × veitchii) × (M. × soulangeana 'Lennei Alba')

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, cup-and-saucer-shaped to 30 cm across, reminiscent of those of M. campbellii; tepals 9–12, broad, white with a hint of pink at the base. A spectacular small tree, a Gresham hybrid selected before 1984 by Ken Durio, LA, and named for his daughter (Fogg & Del Tredici 1984). Highly rated by Philippe de Spoelberch, Belgium (pers. comm. 2021).


'TMGH'

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘TMGH’.


'Todd Gresham'

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

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, opening to 25 cm across; tepals 9, broad, pinkish-lavender outside, white inside; stamens and gynoecium reddish; one of the few ‘Greshams’ to produce a reliable crop of red fruits. A Gresham hybrid selected before 1984 by Ken Durio, LA, and named for its raiser (see Magnolia Gresham hybrids) (Fogg & Del Tredici 1984).


'Tor'

See Magnolia × gotoburgensis ‘Tor’.


'Touch of Class'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Touch of Class’.


'Tranquility'

Open-pollinated M. acuminata

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers just before or with the young leaves, opening out to 20 cm across; tepals broad, pale yellow, with slight pink flush at the base or pink central streak inside. Leaves wavy-edged, to 15 cm long. A small, rounded tree raised by August Kehr before 2000, named for his street Tranquility Place in Hendersonville, NC.


'Treve Holman'

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

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious (late March to April in S England), cup-and-saucer-shaped to 30 cm across, deep rose-pink outside, paler inside. A vigorous medium tree, upright with strong horizontal branches. A Caerhays seedling grown on by Treseder’s Nurseries, Cornwall and acquired by Nigel Holman, Chyverton, Cornwall in 1964 and later named for his father. The original measured 18 m × 146 cm in 2016 (The Tree Register 2022).


'Triumphans'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Triumphans’.


'Tropicana'

M. acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' × M. sprengeri 'Diva'

Flowers just before or with the leaves (typically April in Cornwall); tepals yellow to green outside, flushed pink especially inside, a striking multicoloured effect. Spreading habit, height about 4 m in 13 years. Selected at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall before 2014 from hand-pollinated American seed acquired through Magnolia Society International (Williams 2019). Winner of Best in Show Magnolia Cup at 2014 RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia show at RHS Garden Rosemoor, and commercially distributed in Europe.


'Two Stones'

See Magnolia × loebneri ‘Two Stones’.