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Magnolia laevifolia ‘Free Spirit’
at Digging Dog

Formerly Michelia yunnanensis

Magnolia laevifolia Free Spirit

Magnolia

Magnolia laevifolia ‘Free Spirit’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

Unparalleled among its relations, this recently available exciting evergreen cultivar was discovered as a naturally occurring hybrid in Lytterton, New Zealand. The unique low growing branches craft a horizontally spreading frame attired with handsome polished leathery leaves and a downy-soft, deep copper-hued pubescence that promotes cozy warm accents. Held in an upward-facing fashion, the posh, ambrosial spring-time flowers arrive in long lasting pure white droves and sometimes offer a fall encore. ‘Free Spirit’ effortlessly charms a container, stone wall, slope or patio, savoring well-drained soil, bright dappled shade and shelter from extreme cold. (pp#24,534)

Blooms April–June

Size: 18"–2' 0" high x 6' 0"–8' 0" wide. Zone 7/8.

Magnolia laevifolia ‘Free Spirit’ (S-0812)
Each $14.00
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