Pic of the Day – Magnolia figo var. crassipes ‘Purple Queen’

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This evergreen magnolia (formally included in Michelia) makes a large, multi-stemmed shrub with glossy deep green foliage. This variety of banana shrub blooms over a long period from spring into early summer with dark burgundy flowers. The blooms have a fruity fragrance reminiscent of bananas. Best in full sun to light shade in average well-drained soil.

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