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Daisy Diva
M. soulangeana, M. sprengeri], cv. (Magnolia 35(2) [Issue 68]: 15, 2000). ‘This upright tree [19 ½ feet (6m) tall in 14 years] flowers mid-season with flowers all along the branches. The flowers are white with a basal stain of purple, fading toward the tips of the tepals. The flowers have 12-14 tepals, each reflexing on maturity to a “daisy.” The flowers are 9 ½ to 11 ½ inches (25-30 cm) across; the tepals resemble a white M. sprengeri ‘Diva,’ and the leaves also resemble ‘Diva.’ ‘Daisy Diva’ does not appear to root easily. Originated as seed from the Magnolia Society seed counter. Selected in 1986 and registered in 1999 by Dr. M. L. A. Robinson, England.’

[M. acuminata var. subcordata 'Miss Honeybee' x M. 'Gold Crown'] cv. (Magnolia 38(2) [Issue 74]: 27-28, 2003) This hybrid produces long-lasting, deep yellow, upright flowers over along season; greenish-yellow sepaloids are 2.5-3.5cm (0.98-1.38in) long and 1.3-1.5cm (0.51-0.59in) wide; 6 petaloids are uniformly yellow (RHS 7C8A-9C); petaloids are 8-9cm (3.15-3.54in) long and 3-3.9cm (1.18-1.54in) wide; stamens yellowish; gynoecium pale green with yellowish styles; hybridized by Dr. August Kehr in 1991; raised, selected, and registered (May 23, 2003) by Koen Camelbeke and Philippe de Spoelberch of Arboretum Wespelaar, Belgium.

[M. campbellii], cv. (Extr. Proc. P. 17, Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 92. 1967). Cultivated by Sir George Jessell. Ladham House, Goudhurst, Kent, England. Treseder’s Nurseries Catalog, p. 1, circa 1969, Truro, Cornwall, England. Treseder's Nurseries Catalog, p. 1, circa 1969, Truro, Cornwall, England, ‘A  remarkable  purple  form...’ (Hilliers Man. of Trees and Shrubs, Ed. 2. 1973) ‘a superb clone with flowers of the darkest  rose... vegetatively propagated from the original tree in Darjeeling Botanic Garden, India.’ See also cv. Betty Jessel which until 1972 was cultivated under this  name. Cv. Darjeeling  is the seed parent  of Betty Jessel. Has been confused with cv. Betty Jessel.

Dark Clone
[M. sargentiana], cv. (Treseder’s Nurseries Catalog, p. 10, circa 1973, Truro, Cornwall, England). Nodding flowers from horizontal buds, at first fuchsia purple then fading to mauve.

Dark Raiment
M. liliiflora, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 47. 1962), Leaves dark green, coriaceous, the lowermost becoming colorful like sassafras in the autumn; flower buds red-violet, 5 1/2 in. long, tepals 12, red-violet, the outer 8 form a cup, reflexing later, the inner 4 remain upright and clasp the gynoecium. (M. liliiflora x M. x veitchii).

Dark Shadow
M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii (?)], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p. 2, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘JG 30.’ Nomen nudum. (Wayside Garden Catalog, p. 13, 1990, Hodges, South Carolina). ‘The base of the buds is deepest ruby-red, almost black in its intensity, and lightening slightly at the tip. In early to mid-season, the chalice-shaped flowers open to 4 to 5 inches across to reveal ivory white interiors which contrast dramatically with the exterior's rich red. The central boss of stamens in dark burgundy completes the sensational, bicolor visual impact. A rapid grower and very young bloomer, ‘Dark Shadow’ matures to a compact oval 25 to 30-foot tree, fully branched to the ground and typically having two terminal buds.’

Dark Splendor
M. liliiflora, M. x soulangeana], cv. (Otto Spring, Nursery, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1966), first propagated in 1963; introduced in 1966; registered 1970. described as a tall grower, making a shapely tree, everblooming, flowers dark velvety red, with little or no purple shading; was former seedling no. 6. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. x soulangeana cv. Rustica Rubra).

Darkest Purple
M. liliiflora], cv. (Overlook Nurseries Catalog 1948-1949, Crichton, Mobile, Alabama). ‘True name and origin unknown but likely a hybrid of M. liliiflora, which it resembles in growth and foliage. Flower has 9 petals which are narrow and long and of a very rich purple color. Very rare variety.’ as M. x soulangeana cv. in Plant Buyers Guide, Ed. 5 169 (1949), nomen nudum. It was named by William Kosar. Santamour in Morris Arb. Bull. 21: 60, T. 1 (1970), used as M. liliiflora cv.

Darkest Purple
M. x soulangeana], cv. (Overlook Nurseries, Crichton, Mobile, Alabama) in Plant Buyer's Guide, Ed. 5, p. 169 (1949), as a nomen nudum. = M. liliiflora cv. Darkest Purple.

Darrell Dean
M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii(?)], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 16, 1984). ‘A Gresham hybrid with huge, wide open, wine red flowers to 12 inches across, with 9-12 tepals. Blooms face outward rather than upright.’ Registered by Ken Durio, Opelousas, Louisiana. Syn.: LA#47, G66-9.

M. officinalis], cv. (Magnolia 33(1) [Issue 63]: 28, 1998). ‘(M. officinalis, possibly a hybrid with M. tripetala) — This selection named by Polly Hill arose from seed she acquired from the 1981 TMS seed exchange. The seeds were from M. officinalis ‘Biloba’ and were donated by Philip Seitner. The flowers are cream colored, taller and more crinkled than typical officinalis and have a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are not bilobed. Suspected hybrid between officinalis and tripetala. To date no fruit has been seen. Hardy to about 0°F. Named in honor of Dr. David Smith, the originator and benefactor of the Polly Hill Arboretum, Inc. Named and registered by Polly Hill in August 1997.’

David Clulow
M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Magnolias and their allies, p. 226, 1998). ‘The Gresham Hybrids…have produced outstanding cultivars, which should be in all our gardens. Among the white Greshams…the following stand out: ‘Tina Durio,’ ‘Manchu Fan,’ and ‘David Clulow’ (previously in cultivation as LA20) Their only drawback is that the M. campbellii “grandfather” has induced such vigour that branches may be torn away by summer storms; these need pruning. But the gorgeous “cup-and-saucer” flowers of ‘David Clulow’ are probably the closest one can get to M. campbellii in this country [Belgium].’ M. x veitchii x M. x soulangeana cv Lennei Alba.

M. stellata], cv. (Harold C. Hopkins, 6517 Lone Oak Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20034, in 1975). A cultivar of unknown origin, surpassing cv. Waterlily in tepal number (to more than 50) and persistence of pink color. Type tree in Bethesda, Maryland.


dawsonsiana 'Clarck's var.'

M. x brooklynensis, M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Magnolia 27(1) [Issue 51]: 25, 1991). ‘This hybrid produces RHS 56C Neyron Rose flowers late in the season. The plant has an upright habit, is moderately floriferous, and flowers are intensely fragrant. Selected in 1989 by August Kehr, Hendersonville, North Carolina, and registered by him in 1990.’ (M. x brooklynensis cv. Woodsman x M. cv. Tina Durio).

M. acuminata], var. (Savi) Koch, Hort. Dendr. 4. 1853). Basionym: M. decandollei (Savi, Bibl. Ital. 16: 224. 1819) = cv. Candollei.

M. virginiana], var. (Bean) Bean, Trees & Shrubs, Ed. 7, 2: 287. 1951. Basionym: M. glauca var. decidua (Bean, Trees & Shrubs, Ed. 1, 2: 69. 1914), leaves deciduous. Probably = var. virginiana.

Deep Purple Dream
M. x soulangeana], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy, J. The World of Magnolias, p. 206, 1994). ‘Beautiful flowers very dark purple with the bowl shape of ‘Lennei’ flowers. Blooms later than ‘Lennei.’ Selected at Gloster Arboretum, Gloster, Mississippi, from seedlings of open-pollinated ‘Lennei’ purchased from Tom Dodd Nursery, Semmes, Alabama.’


[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 49. 1962), Dwarf, slow grower, flowers campanulate, small, white stained rose-pink. (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

[M. denudata], var. - The typical variety.

denudata 'Swarthmore Sentinel'


M. liliiflora], cv. (Ventenat, Jard. Malm. T. 240. 1803), as a species. syn.: M. obovata b. discolor (Vent). DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. 1: 457 (1817), ‘variably colored.’ = M. liliiflora var. liliiflora.

M. sprengeri], cv. (Stapf, Bot. Mag. 152: T. 9116. 1927), illustrated. Wyman, Amer. Nurseryman 111 (7): 76 (1960), ‘a beautiful dark rose-colored magnolia (light pink inside the flowers), with fragrant flowers eight inches in diameter, opening in March before the leaves appear.’ in Hilliers Man. of Trees and Shrubs, Ed. 2, 1973, as M. sprengeri, ‘tree occasionally up to 13 m., bearing in April fragrant, rose-carmine flowers resembling, and as rich as, those of M. campbellii but smaller. Leaves up to 18 cm. long, obovate with a wedge-shaped base. Introduced by E. H. Wilson from Hupeh in 1901. A. M. 1942.’ type tree at Caerhays Castle. Much hardier in America than M. campbellii.

Diva Wakehurst
M. sprengeri], cv. (Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 73: 353. 1948), given as ‘Wakehurst Seedling’ which = M. sprengeri cv. Wakehurst.

Dodd No. 4
M. x soulangeana], cv. (Kingsville Nurseries in Newsl. Amer. Magnol. Soc. 4 (2): 2. 1967), nomen nudum.

M. x loebneri], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 162, 1994). ‘Flowers white, 8 in. (20.3 cm) across, opening flat, blooming in May. This form may have the largest flowers of any Magnolia kobus var. loebneri cultivar. Selected by Harry Heineman, Scituate, Massachusetts. (Magnolia 31(1) [Issue 59]: 17, 1996). This cultivar has larger flowers (6–7 in diameter) which open flatter than most loebneri cultivars. It arose as a seedling from open-pollinated M. kobus var. stellata, and was selected and registered by Harry Heineman, Scituate, Massachusetts.’

M. x soulangeana], cv. (Makino, Jour. Jap. Bot. 6 (4): 8. 1929), as a hybpid species: M. x dorsopurpurea (M. liliiflora x M. denudata) in Wada, Jap. Gard. Treas. p. 36, circa 1925, Hakoneya Nurseries, Numazu-Shi, Japan: ‘immense flowers like M. conspicua but with pink suffusion on the exterior.’ (as M. dorsopurpurea).

Dottie Grosse
M. x soulangeana], cv. (Magnolia 25(1) [Issue 47]: 19, 1989). ‘A selection with a low, dense growth habit, wider than tall; lower branches prostrate on the ground; foliage is one-half to two-thirds typical size; flowers typical.’ Registered by R. Dilworth, 1200 Election Rd., Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363.

M. exmouth], cv. (Kempshall, Gard. Chron. III, 39: 381. 1906). Probably = M. grandiflora cv. Exmouth.

Double de Nantes
M. grandiflora], cv. (Hillier & Sons, Cat. Trees, Autumn 1913 - Spring 1914, Winchester, England) = cv. Nannetensis.

M. acuminata], cv. (Newsl. Amer. Mag. Soc. 9(2): 12-13. 1973). ‘Sixty-year-old tree on a farm near Dover, Illinois, with downswept lower branches. It is apparently self-compatible to some degree, and frequently produces fruits topped by a bud or twig.’

Dr. Massey
M. stellata], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p, 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Pink buds becomes multi-tepaled white flowers.’

Dr. Merrill
M. stellata], cv. (Wayside Gardens Catalog, Mentor, Ohio) = M. x loebneri cv. Merrill.

Dr. Merrill
M. x loebneri], cv. (Savage, Newsl. Amer. Magnol. Soc. 4 (1): 3. 1967) = cv. Merrill.

Dr. Van Fleet
M. x loebneri], cv. (Savage, Newsl. Amer. Magnol. Soc. 4 (1): 3, with photo. 1967). (M. kobus borealis x M. Stellata cv. Rosea) tree erect, crown ovoid, per photo. flowers pinkish, symmetric.

Dude's Brother

[M. acuminata], cv. (Treseder’s Nurseries Catalog, p. 1, circa 1965, Truro, Cornwall, England  as `Dunlop Clone.’ `A late-leafing and...hardier form.’ Type tree is at Savoy, Illinois.

Dwarf Form
M. virginiana], cv. (cultivated at U.S. Natl. Arb in 1970 as #7780). no description available.

Dwarf Nr. 1
[M. x loebneri], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p, 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘'Ballerina’ seedling very low growing and flowers at an early age.’