Magnolia Sieboldii re-blooms!
After blooming prolifically in the late spring (about 27 flowers on a small 5-6 feet tree) the Magnolia Sieboldii we bought in May has formed about a dozen new buds and is re-blooming now. The perfectly formed flowers are a bit smaller but they are better because they face forward rather than down as they did in spring so you can see the dusky pink stamens and the array of beautiful, pure white petals.
The flowers don't seem to last as long as they did in spring, only a couple of days or so but the second unexpected flowering is a gift. I think the warm weather has something to do with the brevity of the bloom time. Or maybe there are lots of pollinators available so the flower is fertilized quicker. Why waste energy to support the petals when its job of attracting the pollinators is done?
This has turned out to be a wonderful tree but I hope it will produce more vegetative growth and establish itself to survive the winter. After this great show I would hate to lose it.