A magnificent evergreen tree choice with large deep green glossy leaves that have an attractive rusty brown downy type covering on the underside. In the summer, this choice Magnolia comes into its own producing numerous large, highly fragrant, open cupped shaped cream- white flowers with dark purple stamens. The scent is pleasant with a slightly citrus undertone.
Over time, Magnolia grandiflora 'Galissoniere Praecox' forms a conical shaped tree that is almost like a candle flame in shape. Magnolia are as old as the hills and are thought to be amongst the first flowering plants that are pollinated by beetles. Bees love them too.