Plant of the month for May

Always a difficult month to choose just one plant but here goes…

Magnolia x brooklynensis 'Woodsman'

A form of an hybrid of M.acuminata x m.lillflora, raised at Brooklyn botanical garden in 1954.
A large shrub to small tree which flowers in late spring. The flowers have a kaleidoscope of colours from green almost blue fading to dusky pink on the outside to creamy white veined with pink on the inside. Very unusual and a real head turner when in bloom.