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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.

Described as:

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