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After a day at The Botanical Gardens of Wales I spotted some magnolia trees, “Magnolia SP” they are labelled. What does the “SP” stand for please???

I’m sure this is a very simple question for most of you, but I’m a beginner and trying to learn. Thank you in advance!

This is the picture I took...


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985
    edited March 2019
    Magnolia species. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks @nutcutlet don’t suppose you’d happen to know this particular variety???
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,221
    edited March 2019

    It looks like  one of the Magnolia stellata type/named cultivar maybe,
    If The Botanical Gardens of Wales don't have a name..... far be it for me to try to name it from your pics!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Yes, you’re right, Magnolia Stellata!! 

    I had had to find out, I’m looking at different types of small trees, we liked this one. Thank you 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,221
    If it was as easy as that the Botanic Garden would have named it Magnolia stellata.
    Obviously they aren't sure.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Cheers @Silver surfer maybe you’re right. I like the look of the Stellata though anyway, the leaves, and it fits what we want from it size wise too! :-)
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