A beautiful day at Wisley on Sunday and the Magnificent Magnolia Campbellii [var, Charles Raffill] was in its full glory.
A native of the Himalayas, Campbell's magnolia can be found in Nepal, east to China and south to Myanmar. It most often grows at an altitude of 2,500-3,000m. In its natural environment it can grow to 30m (100ft) but as is often the case it rarely exceeds 18m when grown in cultivation. Named for Scottish botanist Dr Archibald Campbell, Magnolia campbellii was introduced to Britain in 1868.
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