Magnolia × gotoburgensis

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia × gotoburgensis ' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-x-gotoburgensis/). Accessed 2022-10-04.

Genus

Infraspecifics

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.

Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia × gotoburgensis ' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-x-gotoburgensis/). Accessed 2022-10-04.

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

RHS Hardiness Rating H5

This name covers all hybrids between Magnolia obovata and M. wilsonii, currently known from an experimental cross made by Tor Nitzelius at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden, in 1972 (Nitzelius 1992). Three seedlings were raised: two became the cultivars below, a third grows at the Chollipo Arboretum, S Korea. While two clones are upright trees and one is shrubby, they have the following features in common. The obovate leaves (tending towards M. obovata) are light green and glabrous above, whitish green and when young densely white-hairy beneath. Flowers are upward facing, tending towards M. obovata in general appearance, with white tepals and (resembling M. wilsonii) crimson filaments. Both named clones can be seen at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and are in the European nursery trade.


'Fragrance'

Synonyms / alternative names
Magnolia × gotoburgensis Clone 1

A broad, irregularly branched, medium to large shrub; flowers fragrant, to 17 cm across; the original was planted in Nitzelius’ own garden in the far south of Sweden.


'Tor'

Synonyms / alternative names

A small, narrowly upright tree; flowers to 10 cm across; the original was planted at Norrviken Gardens, Båstad, Sweden.