Height: 30-40 feet
Bloom: creamy white summer flowers; egg-shaped pink fruit, enormous bright-green leaves
Full-sun to part-shade; well-drained, acidic soils; somewhat drought tolerant.
Fun fact: The largest bigleaf magnolia, making its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2016, is growing in Baltimore. It's 70 feet tall with a 56-foot crown and 90-inch trunk circumference.
A large, hardy tree, appearing tropical with its foot-long leaves and intensely fragrant flowers that rival the leaves in size. Native to the Southeast, bigleaf magnolia is easy to grow, requires little maintenance and makes a stunning landscape tree.