Magnolia sieboldii 'Colossus'
Very vigorous growth.
Flowers: up to 18 tepals, white flowers, stamens medium rosy pink, sweet scent. Long, ornamental, pink fruit.
Foliage: broad, elliptic leaves, up to 20cm long
It is hexaploid, meaning it has three times the normal number of chromosomes in each cell, which results in flowers are much bigger than plain species and usually double.
'Colossus' also has the advantage of being more tolerant of heat and sun than the wild form.
Photo: Philippe de Spoelberch