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Parkinson’s Black Tulip Magnolia Fundraiser

Jun. 22, 2017

Noticed the weather is warmer than usual? With an early Spring forecast, it's time to plan your deciduous trees.

Need stock? Euan Laird of Practical Horticulture has the perfect thing. Diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s in 2012, he started selling The Black Tulip variety of magnolia donating $20 from the sale of each to Parkinson's Victoria.

“It’s a beautiful, hardy plant,” Mr Laird said. “In bloom, its flower is something that lasts, rather than just a flash of colour.”

“It sounds corny, but out of the stark branches of the dormant black tulip magnolia, you get this beautiful flower,” Mr Laird said. “This is sort of like when you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s — you can still have a life and have aspirations, it doesn’t have to be the end.”

So shop now:… and be sorted for Spring.


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