I have Googled long enough! Hopefully someone in this forum has a link that lists, or possibly, compares all know varieties of Magnolia trees. Information that I'm looking for would help me decide on which tree I should plant in my front yard. Yard details: - Located on mid Vancouver Island (good weather for Canada) - Small lot (1500sqft house on .12acre lot, densly packed subdivision) - Sunny location (frontyard faces SW with sun all day except earliest hours of day) - Soil conditions poor? (developer removed all topsoil from subdivision, replaced with sandy/gravely type soil. Drains very well but I don't think very nutrient rich) - Luckily, neighbours all seem to have Japanese Maples. I could possibly be the only Magnolia on the block :) - Desire an evergreen tree that is as wide as it is tall (or able to prune to that shape) Maximum height 40' but would perfer something more like 25'-35' - I've only seen 'Victoria' and 'Edith Bogue' varieties in local stores. As I am somewhat colour impared, I'd perfer something that isn't white or pink. As this is to be a happy housewarming gift to myself, I'm willing to splurge on a more exotic variety. OR, if Victoria and Edith Bogue really are the only practical choices, I'd appreciate any helpful starting advice. All feedback is greatly appreciated!