Magnolia grandiflora.

bloom by Greg Miles.                                      tree by Clemson HGIC Photos

DESCRIPTION | native, softly pyramidal, evergreen tree

SIZE | 30′ – 50′ tall

FLOWER | 5″ with large cupped petals, white or creamy white, lemon or vanilla fragrance, blooms in summer

NOTES | 3″, furry seed pods with beautiful bright orange red berries in fall.  nice but smaller cultivars: ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘Alta’