Walking down Burma Road in Cabin Park always has a beautiful tropical feel. This is one of the few frost-free areas in the arboretum where frost tender plants are able to be grown. The Magnolia hookeri is one of the largest and most tropical looking of these delicate, frost tender plants.
Each December this tree is adorned with stunning white magnolia-like flowers. Recently this genus, along with other genera such as Talauma and Michelia Parkameria, has been merged into Magnolia (excepting Liriodendron).