magnolia in northern CO? ! ?
I was walking today and saw a beautiful shrub unlike any I have seen. It's in full bloom but doesn't have any leaves out yet. The petals are pure white and narrow, and the blooms had a very spicy exotic fragrance. At first I thought it was a tree peony but I think it is a magnolia.
Anyone out there growing magnolias in z4? I didn't think they would take here. The shrub is living in a poorly maintained garden so I don't think it's being coddled. Could I have mis-identified this plant? I found a photo on the web at this URL that resembles the bloom. Very elegant and architectural shrub.