C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, has been in Laquenexy, France planting at a special orchid with a Star Wars connection.
First, at the Les Jardins Fruitiers orchid, he was presented with an apple with a carving of Harrison Ford
Putting protocol to one side he got stuck in with a spade
To plant a tree called Magnolia Star Wars!
Oh, yes, it’s true there is a tree named after Star Wars.
A superb and exceptionally long flowering hybrid raised in New-Zealand in the 1970’s. Makes a small to medium sized tree, flowering when only 4-5yrs old, deep pink in bud opening to pink with a white interior, about the same size as M. campbellii. Good, moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade.
You can even pick one up for your back garden at Pan Global Plants