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synonyms: Magnolia dianica, Magnolia laevifolia
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Evergreen shrub or occasionally making a small tree. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. Produces numerous smallish, cup-shaped, fragrant, creamy white flowers in spring, opening from russet-brown buds.
Need a sheltered, mild location with moist, well drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil. Full sun or partial shade with protection from cold winds. Hardier than other species but best protected from hard frosts.
Can be trained as a wall shrub.
From seed, greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings.