4 responses to “Magnolia campbellii ‘Borde Hill’”

  1. Shaun

    I think this is one of the best I have seen so far! It is truly lovely.

  2. judy newton

    Eric has this view from his window. My favourite.

  3. Ron B

    Preeminent cultivar from this introduction, also present in Lam garden is ‘Lanarth’. Forrest thought it was nothing special when he collected the seed and sent it back, so perhaps he might have easily passed the wild parent(s) by. And only a small number of seedlings were grown so we barely have these sensational and unique trees in Western cultivation. Each was named after the garden where it was raised:
    “When George Forrest introduced seed of this plant, three seedlings were germinated and were grown by eminent British gardeners M.P. Williams and A.M. Williams of Lanarth and Werrington in Cornwall and Colonel Stephenson Clarke at Borde Hill in Sussex. The original tree at Borde Hill died before it flowered; however, G.H. Johnstone successfully propagated this plant and in turn distributed propagation material to Hillier Nurseries.” – Gardiner, MAGNOLIAS – A GARDENER’S GUIDE

  4. Hollis Marriott

    wow … gorgeous. and a great photo

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