Magnolia grandiflora ‘Gallissoniere’ – Magnoliaceae (south-eastern USA)
Habit: Broadly conical tree, 6-20 m tall, up to 15 m wide, dense crown.
Flowers: Individual, pure white, very fragrant, 3-12 petals, cup-shaped large, up to 25 cm, late summer to autumn.
Fruit: Like cones, cream-brown, bright red seeds.
Leaves: Evergreen, leathery, slenderly elliptical to ovoid, dark green and shiny on top, rust brown underneath, up to 25 cm long.
Demands: Full sun to semi-shade, protected, sensitive to frost, protect flowers and young leaves from frost, cold house.
Natural habitat: Moist to fresh, well drained, humic, acidic to neutral soil, also tolerates short droughts.
Hardiness: Zone 8a