The sunny, yellow-flowered 'Elizabeth' magnolia tree on Magnolia Plaza was always a welcome spring sight. Last August, Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through BBG: one of the casualties left in its wake was this beloved tree. Read more about this signature hybrid that came out of BBG’s plant breeding program in our latest Plants and Gardens blog written by Magnolia Plaza curator, Wayken Shaw, and visit BBG soon to see some of BBG's other magnificent magnolias in full bloom now.
The yellow magnolia tree that came down last year was planted in 1979 and was one of only two in the Garden. It came directly from the Garden’s plant breeding program in the 1970s. It was a true original.