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Do Laurels flower?

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RubySlippers Fri 11-Jul-08 19:06:41

i have, what i thought was a laurel tree in my garden, but it has spouted huge (and rather) lovely cream flowers

what do you think it is?

do i need to cut it back after it has flowered?

TIA

DisplacementActivity Fri 11-Jul-08 19:12:51

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RubySlippers Fri 11-Jul-08 20:24:39

it isn't that

the flowers are huge, cream blooms

hmm - it is very pretty, but it has the pale greenish shiny leaves that make it look like laurel

pillowcase Fri 11-Jul-08 20:45:01

it's not laurier rose is it? (not sure of English name but it can have white flowers)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=laurier+rose&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

It wouldn't be a magnolia grandiflora, much bigger leaves, with brown undersides and the most amazing cream fragrant flowers (we have one in flower at the moment and it's divine)
http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=magnolia+grandiflora

Rosieglow Fri 11-Jul-08 21:56:48

Laurels do flower - there's different sorts I think. The Royal Horticultural Society website (rhs.org.uk) is good for plant info. Has pictures & also tells you when to prune etc.

RubySlippers Sat 12-Jul-08 08:03:34

pillow case - you cracked it!

it is a magnolia grandiflora

thank you - the flowers are incredible

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