This week the second of our two types of Magnolia trees in our yard peaked! The flowers are different from the first species, the flowers are more erect and tulip-shaped, and have a darker color. They are purple-pink on the outside and white on the inside. The species is supposed to have a long flowering season, so we hope to see more as spring proceeds.
The tree is native to southwest China where it is no longer found in the wild. It is a popular tree for gardens in Europe and America. It came to Europe from Japan, and it is sometimes known as the Japanese Magnolia despite orignating in China.