Magnolias are prized worldwide for their flowers and forms. Growing as large shrubs or trees, they produce showy, fragrant flowers that are white, pink, red, purple or yellow. Some forms are evergreen with glossy and leathery leaves and some evergreen types have buds, stems and undersides of leaves that are covered with attractive gold to copper to brown felt-like hairs…..
more information can be found at the Magnolia Society International website.
Magnolia seed pods are pods filled with seeds that grow from a magnolia tree each year.
The seed pods are cone-shaped and spread open to reveal bright-red seeds that look like berries.
When the outer red casing of the berries is removed, the seed inside is revealed
The magnolia is native to America , China, and the West Indies