Polo de Lorenzo (Magnolia x ‘Polo de Loreno’)

My friend Roger Warner sent me this scion wood, and this is what he says about the tree: ‘Named in honor of the former proprietor of Sonoma Horticultural Nursery, a great gentleman and generous horticulturist. The tree is very petite ( 8 feet tall x 8 feet wide after 25 years), perfect for the smaller garden. The flowers are huge (12 inches wide) and intoxicatingly fragrant, one does not need a ladder to savor the bouquet. Sold as a seedling of Magnolia campbellii ‘Lanarth’, it’s parentage remains an intriguing mystery, but the man whom after it was named will always be a cherished friend.’   Sounds like a winner to me! One gallon $25

Polo de Lorenzo

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