An absolutely spectacular family of trees which are available in both deciduous and evergreen forms. The evergreen varieties range from compact varieties suited to hedging or espalier, to broad crowned shade tree varieties. Huge white fragrant flowers are a key feature of the evergreen magnolias, pleasantly offset by lush green foliage. Some forms also feature a felt textured rust coloured underside to the leaf. For the sheltered garden, some may like to grow deciduous Magnolia. Famed as ‘barometer plants’ the deciduous forms are known for their spectacular show of flowers borne on bare branches, which seem to emerge just before the Spring winds start each year

Featured Species: Magnolia ‘Little Gem’