Oyama Magnolia. When first seeing this magnolia in flower, one is immediately struck by its unusual beauty. It is a small growing large shrub to small tree with a mature size of 10 to 15 feet and produces flowers of 3 to 4" on pedicels of 1 to 2 1/2", with maroon-crimson stamens. Flowers here from late April into June. Even though not seen very often in our area, it seems to grow well with flowers forming on plants of only 2 to 3'. Having taught in North Korea in the fall of 2016, I found that this is the state tree of their country. Even though when it was shown to me, it certainly was not this species. So I had to teach my students of its proper identity. It seem to be happiest for us when grown in filtered sun.