++++Magnolia 'Genie' has won the 'Best Novelty Award 2011' in the category 'trees & shrubs' at the IPM Essen, the largest plant fair worldwide. Our congratulations to the breeder, Mr. Vance Hooper. Here is a photo of the displayed plant at the Essen fair! Please consider that the plant on the photo was prepared in a warm enviroment to flower as early as january. The regular flowering period of Magnolia 'Genie' here in western Europe is the midth of april +++++
Magnolia 'Genie' represents the result of 15 years of breeding and selection in a line of Magnolia xsoulangiana and Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'.
Vance Hooper of Brixton, New Zealand, certainly one of the most ambitious and creative magnolia breeders of our times, opens new visions to crown our early springtime-garden with uniquely powerful and brilliant colours of his outstanding new magnolia hybrid 'Genie'.
'Genie' will not only convince you of 'her' flowering qualities but will also bring some news of importance for the real 'magnolia beginner':
'She' is easy to cultivate in your homegarden, very winterhardy (recommended to zone 6a) and already flowering as a very young plant !
To overwiew all characteristics of Magnolia 'Genie' as a first-class garden plant, please click here .
The high proportion of liliiflora genes guarantees a very stable, dark 'red' colour also for the open 'Genie' flower.