An ancient genus, magnolias preceded bees and evolved their unique flowers to encourage pollination by beetles.
Known for their stunning goblet flowers, some cultivars are among the first trees to blossom with their flowers emerging even before their leaves.
Magnolias can be divided into two groups: evergreen and deciduous. The former notable for large, glossy leaves and fragrant blossom with the grandiflora cultivar being typical. Deciduous, on the other hand, are all about the blossom a typical example being the stunning soulangeana notable for its saucer shape flowers.