The Port Wine magnolia has such a beautiful aroma, despite their flowers being insignificant. My experience is that living in a warm area, Michelia benefit greatly from the morning sun. I have a neat row of twelve along the back of my home. Since being re-planted, they grow like topsy in trough pots and are most pleasing to the eye. I love the leaf shape of the Michelia, its crispness, texture, and light green hue.
Michelle Dorothy Riksman