Gardeners with small plots can enjoy growing modern trees that have been especially bred to be narrow.
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
This star magnolia is certainly a spring “star” but fades into the adjacent greenery a bit once her precocious flowers fade away.
Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.
Flowering trees are great treasures in a garden and an asset in any season, whether they're flowered or bare.