Magnolia denudata is native to eastern and southern China. This magnolia is a small deciduous tree that typically grows 15' - 25' tall with a rounded spreading crown. It is also sometimes grown as a large shrub.The large white goblet shaped flowers are fragrant and usually appear in early spring, March. The flowering is quite heavy, making quite a spectacle. The leaves are obovate in shape and are about 6 inches long. This is a deciduous tree that has been grown in Chinese gardens for at least 1000 years.