Answer: I would vote for planting Lilliputian (Magnolia x soulangeana ?Lilliputian?) This tree typically grows 18? tall and 10-15? wide. It's one of the smaller Magnolias and the pink flower color would be perfectly at home in a cottage garden. A slightly larger tree is Little Gem Magnolia. The flowers are white and fragrant and the leaves are glossy green above and fuzzy below, which might add a bit more interest to the garden. If it makes any difference to you, Lilliputian is deciduous and Little Gem is evergreen.
Best wishes with your new magnolia tree!
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