Vigorous-growing deciduous large shrub or small tree with dense branching habit. Large star-like flowers have a pleasing light fragrance. Blooms at an early age. Very useful in shrub borders. Though technically a tree, grow this big flowering Magnolia as a large shrub. It is a perfect size for foundation planting against dark walls or beside windows where you can enjoy the flowers at close range. Integrate into flowering shrub borders or use as an accent among perennials. Make it the focal point of a smaller city garden, where you can carefully control the shape for night lighting and visibility. Such large softly colored blossoms make a great study up close around patios, porches and other outdoor living spaces. Full sun. Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Grows to 12 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide; reaches 25 ft. tall and wide as a tree.