I was very surprised to see last week that a Magnolia in one of my Clients' gardens is flowering again!
It's not a very good photo - but you can just see that the top has a sprinkling of white blooms.
This shrub flowered, beautifully, as usual, back in May: so what's going on with this? Is it climate change? Has it been such a miserable summer that the plant thought it was winter, and that this is actually next spring?
No, it turns out that some Magnolias are indeed prone to a brief second flush of flowers: it's usually the soulangeana types, apparently. Please don't ask me which Magnolia this one is, though, as I don't actually know!
I have never seen this particular one re-flowering, and I've been working in this particular garden for well over a decade, so I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon, and whether it is a common thing, or not!