Common name: Bigleaf magnolia
Magnolia macrophylla has the largest single leaf and flower of any North American tree. We have several specimens in the Eastern North America Garden. The tallest one was removed in mid-2021 because it was leaning, but several smaller ones have been planted. The dead leaves stay on the ground all winter. More about M. macrophylla.
Flower photo and young tree photos taken June 2021 in Garden
Flowerbud photos by Debo Sangha, June 2020
Dead leaf photo by Hughie Jones, winter 2020
Roy Forster photo City of Vancouver Archives