|An evergreen, tree Magnolia, reaching 75 feet tall with a pyramidal habit. White flowers are 3 inches across, not as fragrant as M. grandiflora.
Can be cultivated in the warmest areas of the U.S. such as southern California, Louisiana and Florida. Native to swampy forest areas of Guatemala at 4600- 6500 feet altitude. Also found in El Salvador. First collected in 1908.