|Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' on 10 March, 2017|
|Grown here in a partly shady location, more flowers can be expected in a sunnier spot.|
|In addition to being so beautiful, the flowers can smell great (more so on a warm day).|
The low for Saturday the 11th was 21°F.
By Saturday afternoon, the overall plant didn't look too different, but closer inspection revealed the tender nature of the flowers:
Magnolias that tend flower early in the season (M. kobus, M. stellata, M. x soulangeana, etc.) will always be at risk of getting damaged by cold snaps, but in the years when they flower unscathed, they can be fabulous. Even though there will be occasional years that disappoint, in the long run you will appreciate having taken the risk of growing one.
|There's always next year.|