Genus - Magnolia
Magnolia are commonly known by the genus name, Magnolia. The genus contains over 210 different species. By some estimations magnolia have been around for over 90 million years. The genus is named after famous French botanist Pierre Magnol. In the 17th century, Magnol famously published the first book placing plants in families with like-characteristics.
Magnolias have great diversity. Plants can be deciduous or evergreen. Sizes vary from medium shrub to very large tree. Flowers can be white, red, pink, purple or yellow.
Culture - Magnolias need well drained soil. Mature plants have some degree of drought tolerance. Plant in full or mostly sun locations.