Magnolia grandiflora 'Simpson'
Simpson Great Southern Magnolia

Evergreen cold tolerant flowering magnolia. Leaves are dark green with deep orange brown endumentum. Leaf color is somewhat lighter than Edith Bogue. In zone 5 we have observed superior blooming rate to that of Edith Bogue. Blooms May to June with large white fragrant flowers. Prefers sun to part shade in rich well-drained soil. Requires winter protection from wind and sun in northern climates. Plant does best in organically rich soil. Height 40-60 ft at maturity. USDA zone 5-6.