Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei - Ashe Magnolia

(Photograph by Gary Knox, MSI President)

Dr. Gary Knox, MSI President
Professor of Environmental Horticulture
University of Florida
Dr. Knox and a team of researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida, have been studying the Ashe magnolia to try to figure out why it is so rare and how it may be conserved. For more inf0, click here.

Garden Club of America
Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei (syn. M. ashei
) has been named 2017 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA).  Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the Year. For more info, click here.

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Midwest Tree and Shrub Conference, 7 September 2017, Chicago Batoic Garden (Glencoe, IL, USA)

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