Smiling Monkey Tree

Common Name: Smiling Monkey Tree

Scientific Name: Magnolia maudiae

Origin: China

Family: Magnoliaceae

Bloom time: February - March

A member of the Michelia genus within the Magnolia family, the smiling monkey tree is a medium-sized evergreen that reaches up to 30 feet. The tree shows off its large, white, lemon-scented flowers – which bloom along stems rather than at the ends – in early spring in contrast to its bluish-green leaves.