The Plantsman

March 2016

In this issue of The Plantsman, Vaughan Gallavan finds that some Magnolia cultivars are not as red as they should be. The same plants grown in New Zealand and the UK are compared. Also, Sarah Cook reports on an RHS initiative to help non-professional breeders get their plants to market. Finally, a spectacular Sorbus that was initially distinguished as a cultivar has now been recognized as a species, finds Mark Flanagan.

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