Dr. Merrill Magnolia
With star-shaped blooms, Merrill Magnolia put on a glorious flowering display. Thankfully, the blooms open a bit later than other varieties to help protect against sneaky freezes from Old Man Winter. It's not just people that admire their flower power, either. You'll delight in the antics of your local butterflies and honey bees, who come calling at these nectar-rich early resources.
Growth Rate: It grows at a medium rate.
Mature Size: Up to 20 - 30 feet
Soil Preference: It grows best in moist but well-drained, acidic and loamy soils.