Deciduous tree/shrub, 30-40 ft, (9-12 m), often multi-stemmed. Leaves alternate, simple, broad-obovate to obovate, 8-15 cm long, half as wide, abruptly pointed, tapering to cuneate at the base, dark green above and lighter below. Flowers buds, 2.5-4 cm long, silky gray, pubescent. Flowers are white, slightly fragrant, about 13 cm across, with 6(9) petals, with faint purple at the base.
Interestingly, the fact that the magnolia flower is warm to the touch. It feels good in the morning when it's still cool outside. It is confirmed that the temperature inside the magnolia flower is almost 10 ° C higher than the ambient temperature. This is not typical for plants. There is no scientific explanation for this yet.