Magnolia grandiflora Gallissoniere (Bull Bay)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Large evergreen bearing leathery, glossy, dark green leaves with reddish-brown, hairy, undersides. A profusion of very fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers. July to August. Ht.6m.(20ft.). Fruit in October after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained, slightly acid soil with protection from severe cold. Good as specimen or wall shrub.
Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Deciduous, rounded, bushy shrub or small tree bearing large elliptic mid- to dark green leaves. Large, fragrant, goblet-shaped, purple-flushed flowers. April to May. Ht.6m.(20ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained acidic soil. Good for small gardens as specimen plant or in borders.
Mahonia media Charity
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen, upright, dense shrub with large leaves composed of many, holly-like, dark green leaflets. Pale yellow, lily-of-the-valley scented flowers in slender spikes above rosette of leaves from November to March. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Flowers followed by bunches of highly ornamental, round, deep-purple berries. Requires full or partial shade, but will tolerate sun if moist conditions. Very good focal point or specimen plant.