~~Tulip Cafe Noir | Tulipa, Single Late style, These late bloomers add a touch of drama with these dark purple, almost black blossoms. 'Café Noir' is breathtaking when planted with any white selection of tulip or daffodil | Bluestone Perennials~~
In spring the Southern magnolia drops its oldest leaves as new growth begins. Older, "tired" leaves suddenly turn yellow, throughout the tree, and those are the leaves that will be shed. They don't drop all at once, either, falling over time.