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. It 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 a plant was shown to me as their state tree, 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. We have some 4 quart plants at our retail which are too tall to ship. They may be purchased on site.