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A New Magnolia Comes to the Public Garden

And you can have one, too.

The Public Garden lagoon has a new magnolia tree, thanks to a donation from the 

And you can have one, too.

The Garden Club has 50 magnolia trees for sale in celebration of it's 50th anniversary in 2013.

 “The Garden Club has been helping Back Bay neighbors plant magnolia trees for almost 50 years, with the first round of planting in 1963 and a second round in 1995,” said Co-president Jolinda Taylor. "The pink and white flowers put on a spectacular display for all to enjoy each spring.”  

You can buy one for $500 - a special, discounted price that includes delivery to the site, professional planting and mulching of the trees in spring 2013.

The Magnolia virginiana ‘Moon Glow' tree is a new species. They have creamy white, cup-shaped flowers with a lemony fragrance.  The trees are cold hardy, easy to grow and thrive on both sunny and shady sides of the street.

Previous plantings of magnolia trees on Back Bay streets bloom all at once in a showy display in the  spring. The ‘Moon Glow’ magnolias will bloom later in the spring and intermittently throughout the summer.

“We couldn’t be more honored to plant our first magnolia tree in the Public Garden, a space that epitomizes successful, beautiful green space in the heart of the city,” said Jackie Blombach, Co-president of the Garden Club.

Elizabeth Vizza, executive director of the Friends of the Public Garden, said the organization is very thankful for the Garden Club's gift.

“We are delighted that this new species of magnolia is going to be given to the city for the Public Garden and would like to plant it on the lagoon island - a visible and special place," she said. 


 

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