Evergreen Magnolia grandiflora 'Goliath' flower centre
The centre of a Magnolia grandiflora 'Goliath' flower in close-up.
The waxy, leathery creamy-white flowers of these evergreen magnolias are huge and carry a delicate scent. The trees are not fully hardy and need the protection of a south-facing wall in Britain. They take many years to begin flowering, but the wait is worth it when the first swollen, pointed flower buds start to appear!
Date taken: 03 September 2011.