||The Umbrella Magnolia is one of the easiest of the big leaf, deciduous, magnolias to grow and has the largest leaf of any tree east of the Mississippi. Fast growing and does best in full or partial shade, moist to well drained sites. This species has the appearance of umbrellas on the terminal end of each limb. Very tropical looking with large flowers that can be as wide as 10". Mature size is 30'High x 20'Wide.Image is of a flower just beginning to open.