Thursday, May 22, 2008

Magnolia Trees on Rochford St.

I have often admired these trees when traveling in the States but had no idea they could survive the harsh climate here in Canada. So checking with the city, this is what I found out.

From: McMinn, Nancy []
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 9:41 AM
Subject: magnolia trees on Rochford St.

The City of Charlottetown planted aprox 125 magnolia trees about three years ago. The species blooming now is Doctor Merrill, a magnolia suited for northern climates. The trees’ white blossoms are spectacular because of their size and because the flowers bloom before the trees leaf out. These trees prefer to be planted where they get full sun, in south and west facing locations, protected from wind.

1 comment:

Rob Lantz said...

They are beautiful trees. Unfortunately, last year some yahoos snapped off about half a dozen of them in front of the provincial buildings. That's why the trees only run half the block between Kent and Fitzroy.