Port Wine Magnolia
Michelia figo – Port Wine Magnolia
This magnolia features small shiny deep-green leaves, with heavily scented purple and cream magnolia-style flowers in spring. It is sometimes called the Banana Shrub as the flowers have a banana-like fragrance.
The Port Wine Magnolia is known for its highly fragrant perfume when in flower, particularly at night. Usually evergreen, but can be slightly deciduous in very cold areas and is usually frost tolerant.