A choice shrub, rare in the wholesale trade because it is so very compact, no more than 3 feet in twenty years, producing almost no cuttings. Large, snow-white flowers and deep green foliage which turns brilliant red in autumn.
Very unique, this prostrate form only reaches 18-24 in. tall, but has a spread of 6-8 ft. Fragrant flowers are upward-facing and bloom prolifically from spring to early summer. A far reaching "free spirited" evergreen with fragrant, magnolia-like flowers, Free Spirit is in a class of its own. Can also be top grafted on Magnolia laevifolia, making one of the most striking standards in the plant world!