A garden favorite that is just coming into bloom is the magnolia (Magnolia spp.). They put out a spectacular flower displays in early spring; followed by showy seedpods that look like they come from another planet. Their wonderful pink or white flowers and evergreen shiny leaves are a garden focal point in spring. And their delicate fragrance!
There are approximately 80 species and numerous cultivars that grow to become trees or large shrubs. The two main species we have in our gardens are the star magnolia (Magnolia stellate) and saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana).
Here are a few little known facts on magnolias.
Be sure to enjoy these amazing spring garden beauties – they won’t be here too long.
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