This is one of our favorite magnolias. It is a hard-to-find semi-evergreen retaining more than 50% of its leaves through the winter, and develops many flowering buds blooming June through August. It is a faster growing variety of Sweetbay Magnolia, and produces the same beautiful lemon scented flowers. This wonderful tree can be used as an all-season privacy tree to help block an undesirable view. This is the tree that everyone wants to see out their window full of lush green leaves...in summer and mid-winter. It is highly recommended!