Magnolias are one of the prettiest flowering trees and easy to grow, too, even in places where they are not truly known to thrive. Magnolias, after all, are more widely known down south. I live up north, so it shouldn't surprise me when people look blankly at me when I mention Star Magnolias especially when they burst into bloom. The Star Magnolia is a very hardy variety of Magnolia and likes to bloom early in spring. This isn't really a good thing in my Mountain home what with our propensity to get wacky frosts which inevitably zap the blooms sometimes before they get a chance to open.
|Washington Saucer Magnolias are just as spectacular as the cherry trees when they are abloom|
Well, that's my endorsement for magnolias of all kinds, love it or hate it. I choose to love them and I really think you will too once you give them a chance.