It originated in the Southern United States, and after its first introduction to Europe in the 1700’s, is now grown all over the world where the soil and climate will allow. Description from atlanticavenuegarden.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Magnolia - Flowering Southern Trees You Need to Plant Now - Southernliving. The massive flowers of the Southern magnolia have become iconic in our region. It’s the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana and for good reason—it stuns year round. The blooms are wonderfully fragrant and borne among their leaves as opposed to the ends of the branches.