This is said to be the most northerly growing Magnolia in Asia; usually shrubby with large, cup-shaped flowers: white tepals with contrasting reddish stamens. The fruits, like in other species, are bright red with orange-ariled seeds. Exquisite!
Images: Magnolia sieboldii
Seeds were coll. from specimens grown from seeds of Korean provenience, and flowering well in Halifax, Canada. There is good chance for those in colder regions to be able to grow it!
Germination: cold/moist stratification for 3 months; sow in the fall or provide the stratification in the fridge. Sources report that this species begins flowering at an early age.