Trying to choose a magnolia
We want to plant a magnolia near our kitchen window. We are in the Cincinnati area, so zone 6, but it's an incredibly warm zone 6 (it's been years since our temps have gone below zero, not counting the wind chill).
The biggest factor is fragrance. We want a beautiful classic magnolia fragrance that will carry. We can't get a standard species grandiflora because they're too big, but we have found some others that might work for us.
Would love giant saucer-type flowers, but that's not a must. Really want one that is evergreen or at least semi-evergreen.
Has anyone had experience with any of these that I list below? If so, can you please share which ones you like best and why?
Thanks so much!
Magnolias we are considering:
Magnolia "Porcelain Dove"
MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Colossus'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Simpson's Hardy Magnolia'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Pocono'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'