One of the 3 Michelias (now Magnolia) mentioned in Beans book. Native of southern Japan and proving hardy at Kew and Borde Hill. According to Bean though it flowers quite freely they make little display! This plant is at Abbotsbury and is around four metres high if it flowers I will post a photo.
Ian Watt is a UK Based photographer and horticulturist specialising in garden photography, nature photography and landscapes.