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May 08, 2008

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jess

it looks like a saucer magnolia, often called a tulip tree. :) they are gorgeous, and one of my favorite trees.

stacey

that looks just like the magnolia my friend has in her yard. they are stunning!

heatherly

a REAL tulip tree has leaves shaped like tulips that are yellow in autumn. and HUGE and tree-like.
this is definitely a type of magnolia.

TheBon

Definitely a saucer magnolia.

Carole

A type of magnolia - like everyone else has said. Whatever it's official name, it's lovely.

sprite

I agree with everyone else.

Here in the south they call it a magnolia. At home in New England, we called it a tulip tree.

Chris

No clue, but it's pretty. :)

margene

I've heard it called tulip and magnolia. Pretty it is no matter the name.

Cybèle

Was just about to say, isn't it a magnolia, but I see lots of others have already suggested that! In Western-Europe magnolias flower much earlier than rhododendrons though - usually very early Spring, whereas rhododendrons are about to start blossoming now, or maybe even in a few weeks' time.
pretty bush though!

KarenK

Hi Teyani! Here's a gardening link to info about your tulip magnolia:

http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/magnolia_soulangiana.htm

or http://tinyurl.com/4g4bod

Happy Springtime!

Leah

Got me, but it's gorgeous!

Karen

I didn't know what it was, but I see a lot of other people did. I was not blessed with green thumbs.

Dicentra

I think it's a magnolia also. If you decide to prune it the best time to do it is right after it finishes blooming. The tulip tree I know from Florida grows here in western Oregon and has a tulip shaped leaf, sort of like a squared off maple leaf with yellow/green tulip-like flowers. It grows into a gigantic, straight tree and is one of my favorite trees.

denise

Definitely a Magnolia Soulangiana. These are quite popular in Olympia.

There is an especially nice planting near Olympia High School that's huge. It is actually two trees but they were originally planted fairly close and have the appearance of one giant magnolia. Very impressive this time of year if you get down that way.
:-)

jackie

I don't know what to call it, but I like it! I'm glad that you were able to get an answer.

Laurie

Looks like I have nothing to add. Throw some 5/10/5 fertilizer in its drip line this month (four handfuls?)

Wool Winder

We call this a Japanese Magnolia around here. Which, from reading the links here, seems to be another name for it. Looks like you have all the facts now. Sure is pretty!

Dr. Steph

Magnolias--I love them.

I tagged you for a meme. Come and play.

Jennifer

Don't prune it too much, it wants to be branchy, not bushy. Totally impressed that you have a reader in Kazakhstan.

Ruinwen

The flowers of whatever it is are sure lovely! :)

amanda

the ones down here aren't bushes but trees and they're japanese magnolias. the blooms last such a short time and they are amazing!

Vicki

Isn't it beautiful!? There are two on my block -- ancient and enormous and positively covered with flowers. They're one of the highlights of my spring!

anne

that is one pretty shrub!

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