Magnolia campbellii Hook.f. & Thomson

Densely yellow hairy flower stalks and branchlets, also buds exceptionally long and bullet-shaped. Flowers pale rose pink outside, pink with dark base outside, the inner perianth segments enfolding the stamens to give a ‘cup-and-saucer’ appearance, appearing after about 7–8 years.

Tibet, Burma, China (Yunnan)

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Magnolia campbellii 'Charles Raffill'

(m. campbellii subsp. campbellii × m. campbellii subsp. mollicomata). Flowers large with the intense pink of m. campbellii but suffused with the rose-purple of m. campbellii subsp. mollicomata. Named after Charles p. Raffill who carried out breeding experiments on Magnolia at Kew Gardens London in the 1940s. This cultivar was the first flowering seedling of a Raffill cross of m. campbellii with pollen of subsp. mollicomata in 1959. 'Kew's Surprise' which is red outside and white inside is from the same breeding experiments.

Magnolia campbellii 'Chyverton Red'

Flowers with up to 11 crimson coloured segments. Seedling of the original tree of 'Caerhays White Clone'. Listed by Treseder's Nsy, Cornwall, England in 1965. ['Chyverton']

Magnolia campbellii 'Como'

(m. campbellii var. alba × m. sargentiana var. robusta) Habit narrow and compact. Flowers large, pale mauvish to white, prolific, often extending to the base of the plant. Imported in the 1960s by John Chandler as m. sargentiana var. robusta but the flowers revealed, 18 years later, that it was clearly a hybrid formed probably with m. campbellii var. alba which was growing near the original plant. After this plant was seen by n. Treseder in the Chandler garden in 1973 he believed that it was probably a hybrid m. campbellii var. alba × m. sargentiana var. robusta.

Magnolia campbellii 'Darjeeling'

Flower deep rose-crimson and raised at the Darjeeling Botanical Garden. Named in 1967.

Magnolia campbellii 'Hodginsii'

(m. campbellii × m. הsoulangeana 'Lennei') Vigorous grower, flowering erratically. A selection derived in Australia, possibly raised by John Jenkins, a railway engineer of Canterbury, Melbourne. Specimens?vic: Royal Botanic Gds, Melbourne (Magnolia Bed; Eastern Lodge).

Magnolia campbellii 'Lanarth'

(Lanarth Group of subsp. mollicomata) Habit often almost fastigiate. Grafted plants grow 4-5 m in 20 years. Leaves leathery, rough above, flowers deep purple, not or rarely flowered in Victoria. Dev­eloped in Lanarth, Cornwall, England from seed collected in Yunnan, China by George Forrest.

Magnolia campbellii 'Princess Margaret'

Flowers described as up to 30 cm wide with mostly 11 segments, purplish red outside fading to cream inside. Slightly deeper coloured than 'Charles Raffill'. First exhibited in 1973. Probably originating from a batch of seedlings of m. campbellii var. alba grown at Caerhays Castle, uk grown next to m. sargentiana var. robusta.

Magnolia campbellii 'Star Wars'

(m. campbellii × m. liliiflora) Raised by o. Blumhardt in New Zealand. Fast growing with purplish pink almost cup and saucer flowers that are produced from summer to late autumn with the foliage.

Magnolia campbellii 'Strybing White'

An improved var. alba with large pure white flowers the outer segments bending downwards to give the flower an appearance of 2 cups attached at their bases. Flowers appear after 5-6 years.

Magnolia campbellii 'Vulcan'

A rapidly growing small tree. Flowers with m. campbellii shape, prolific, early, ruby-red with the segments coloured on both surfaces. Raised by Felix Jury in New Zealand.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Magnolianae
order      Magnoliales
family       Magnoliaceae
genus        Magnolia L.