Growing Banana Shrub in Zone 6A
I used to live in FLA, and had a Banana Shrub (Magnolia figo) that I loved. I believe it normally is a zone 8 plant. Several folks in my area have had good luck growing Zone 7 and Zone 8 plants in their yards, so I got the crazy idea to try growing Magnolia figo in my zone 6 yard, to see if it will survive.
It normally is evergreen, and I assume it will lose its leaves here. I plan to protect it every winter, but I was wondering if this idea really is completely crazy. Am I wasting a plant, or is there any reason to think this plant will survive somehow here in zone 6?