Smiling Monkey Tree
Common Name: Smiling Monkey Tree
Scientific Name: Magnolia maudiae
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.