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Re: About Tony...We were talking...

Just to clarify, when I mentioned the Ash Magnolia, it wasn't really
about ashes. It is just such a beautiful tree and I suppose like a giant
camellia - as Daryl mentioned Tony's seeming fondness for. Pictures
aren't easily available, but I know Heronswood has it - but I'm having
trouble getting to their website. So, for now, here's a description:

Ash's Magnolia
(Magnolia macrophylla ssp. ashei)

This small tree will not over power small gardens. Leaves the size and
shape of violins and white flowers the size of dinner plates, up to 12"
in diameter. The large leaves give it a primitive, tropical appearance.
Mild jasmine-citrus fragrance. The seed pods are green and the seeds are
bright orange-red that hang on thin threads as they ripen. This Magnolia
flowers at a young age and does so over about a month in June or July.
Best grown in normal garden soil in full sun.

Season of flowering:	Summer
Flower color:	White & fragrant
Fruit color:	Red
Foliage color:	Green
Fall color:	Golden-Bronze
Height:	15' to 20'
Width:	12' to 15'
Growth rate:	Medium

I know it is hardy just barely to Zone 5, but would do much better in the PNW.

> Melody,
> I think that's a wonderful idea.
> Please email your snail address.
> Now, what tree?  You all knew him for longer than I did, but I seem to
> remember he had a fondness for Lilacs, Camellias, Azaleas (yeah, I know,
> they're not trees) Japanese Maples and Rhododendrons ( practically trees in
> his part of the world).  Is that correct? Or is that just what he grew when
> he was in the industry?  I remember him saying one time, "I enjoy every day
> when I see a new flower", because I feel the same. So maybe a flowering
> tree?
> Daryl
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Melody
> > Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 7:17 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: [CHAT] About Tony...We were talking...
> >
> >
> > Dear all: Donna and I were talking and wondered if anyone else has had
> > this same thought...taking up a collection for Tony's tree and sending
> > the money to Janice as a way to honor Tony's passionate spirit on this
> > list. I'd be happy to collect the funds and forward it to Janice if
> > anyone is interested. You guys think about it and I'll check back in the
> > list later today after I sleep a little.
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