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Magnolia insignis

Magnolia insignis 'Red lotus tree'

 

With a few name changes Magnolia insignis (syn. Michelia insignis, Manglettia insignis) is also known as the 'Red Lotus Tree'

With so many wonderful species Magnolia insignis is one species that is a little underused in gardens.

Although the flowers will range in color, some right forms will have lots of red other a more muted pink.

Fragrant flowers at around 10 - 14cm across and this is a fast growing shrub to small tree with excellent glossy foliage this is an evergreen species from China and Nepal.