Orange-yellow fringed tulips-tulip pictures

Fringed tulips, also called Crispa tulips, are becoming more and more popular because of their interesting, elegant look and long lasting flowers.
The crystal-shaped fringes on top of each petal are usually of a lighter, sometimes even different color as the rest of the petals.
This orange-yellow tulip is called Aleppo tulip.
Orange fringed tulip-macro photo
Orange-red fringed tulips
The purple variety is called the Blue Heron tulip, at the end of this previous post.

Star magnolia-Magnolia stellata tree and flowers

Star magnolia - Magnolia stellata, is another early flowering magnolia species, native to Japan. Just like the closely related Mountain magnolia, Star magnolia is a slow growing, deciduous, large shrub or small tree, reaching 4.6 to 6 m (15 to 20 ft) in height, displaying oval growth in youth and spreads and mounds with age, developing a dense-compact, twiggy structure.
Star magnolia trees blooms just before Saucer magnolias (Magnolia x. soulangiana), the flowers covering the bare plant in late winter or early spring, before the leaves show.
Unlike the Kobushi magnolia, this tree blooms at a young age.
Star magnolia-Magnolia stellata picture
  • The lightly fragrant, star shaped flowers are white to pink-tinged, having narrow and strap-like tepals (petals).
  • Leaves are smaller than other magnolias and form a dense foliage mass.
    New leaves emerge with a bronze cast, turning to deep green as they mature, and yellow before dropping in autumn, without developing spectacular fall color.
  • Its reddish-green fruits mature and open by slits to reveal orange-red seeds, in early autumn.
Star magnolia tree in blossom
Star magnolia tree-Magnolia stellata

The photos were taken at the Central Park of Cluj-Napoca (my town).

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Mountain Magnolia-Magnolia kobus-Japanese Kobushi Magnolia

Mountain Magnolia - Magnolia kobus, also known as the Kobushi Magnolia, is a species of Magnolia native to the mountainous regions of Japan.
It is a beautiful, deciduous, small tree or large shrub which grows very slowly. In Europe they usually remain smaller than in its native environs, where they can reach 8m (25 in) in height with a slightly larger spread.
Young trees do not flower and may need as much as 25 years before reaching best flowering maturity.
Mountain Magnolia flower-closeup macro
The Japanese Mountain Magnolia trees are appreciated for their late winter to early spring bloom . In March, before the foliage emerges, as by most magnolias, the buds of the Mountain Magnolia shed their furry coats and burst into bloom on the bare branches, announcing the arrival of spring. The white flowers with a hints of pink have a delicate fragrance.
Magnolia blossom-closeup
The summer foliage of the Kobushi magnolia is dark green, new stems are green with small brown spots while the trunk is gray-brown.
After flowering, orange-red seeds form in pods 5 to 15cm (2 to 6 in) long, that split open in late summer to late autumn, to the delight of the birds.
Magnolia blossoms on tree branches
The Kobushi magnolia prefers full sun to partial shade, though on southern exposures in full sun the buds may be induced to open too early in late winter.
The species name comes from the Japanese word "kobushi" meaning fist, since to flower bud looks like a small fist.
Magnolia tree-magnolia kobusAmong magnolias, this species is one of the earliest to bloom in spring.
The Mountain magnolia is closely related to Magnolia stellata, the Star Magnolia, though larger.
While magnolias were well known and widely used by ancient cultures in Asia and the Americas, Europeans first discovered them while exploring the Americas.

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