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Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Magnolia grandiflora is an evergreen tree which grows to a height of 10m and a width of 10m, native to South-eastern N. America - North Carolina to Florida and Texas. It has a moderate growth rate. In Australia, Magnolia grandiflora will flower in December to March with the seeds ripening from March to May. The large, showy, fragrant white flowers from this plant are hermaphrodite (both male and female reproductive organs) and they are pollinated by beetles.

The name magnolia was coined in recognition of Pierre Magnolia, the French Botanist (1638-1715). Magnolias are considered to be an ancient flowering plant bearing the largest individual flowers of any tree or shrub that can be cultivated in temperate climates.

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  1. This has to be the most beautiful magnolia picture I have ever seen. I grew up north of Atlanta, Georgia and am still childhood home was surrounded by huge magnolia trees. I can still remember the intoxicating fragrance! They bloom here in the south from May til August usually. Another pretty sight during summer, is when it gets dark outside and the fireflies light up the magnolia trees!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, MapleLeaf! Those fireflies around the magnolias must be quite a sight!

  3. Amazing picture! Almost 3D effect!

  4. such a pretty flower photo! looks so arty!
    thanks so much for sharing.

  5. ...edel, zart und elegant, sehr schön...

  6. Absolutely beautiful--the flower is gorgeous and then those bees just add that "something" extra to the photo. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

  7. .. magnificent picture...
    Greetings Karin

  8. °º✿
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮
    Fotografia linda.
    Detalhes perfeitos.
    Bom fim de semana!
    º° ✿ ✿⊱╮

  9. loving your magnolia photograph; perfection

  10. We had a big beautiful magnolia grand. at the house we sold in Oregon (before we started traveling).... I miss the tree much more than I miss the house ;>) Beautiful picture

  11. Man...this is ART!
    I'm moved... with such beauty!


  12. Man...this is ART!
    I'm moved... with such beauty!


  13. Excellent photo Nick - the bees really set it off well

  14. I wrote to the information centre where I saw the flowers. This is their reply.

    Hi Ann,

    These flowers are from the tree fuschia (scientific name: fuschia excorticata ) (Maori name: Kotukutuku)

    It is the world’s tallest fuschia (up to 12 m) and is found throughout new Zealand.

    The berries can be eaten, either raw or made into a jam. The wood is very difficult to burn.



    Warren Hurley | Team Leader
    Arataki Visitor Centre
    Ph 09 817 0089 | Mobile 021 539090 | Fax 09 817 5656
    Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi

    May be this is just another name because the photo looks just like you you said was.
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