Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing 10 to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:mag-NO-lee-a
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing 10 to 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.
Special features:Deer Resistant
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Purple
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Design IdeasA perfectly sized smaller tree with high visual appeal for front yard foundation planting. Use against evergreens in more expansive beds or create a centerpiece for a luscious perennial garden. Exquisite flowers are more appreciated when located beside outdoor living areas, terrace and patio.
Companion PlantsThis sweet little magnolia deserves equally elegant companions such as Cheerful Giant Azalea, (Azalea x 'Cheerful Giant'), Nuccio's Gem Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Nucio's Gem'), Nellie Mosier Clematis, (Clematis x 'Nellie Mosier') and Queen of Pearls Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hymmadi').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Ann' is a hybrid of M. lilliflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It was developed at the National Arboretum by Dr. Francis de Vos and William Kosar and introduced in 1965. Their ten year work effort at the Arboretum yielded a number of de Vos and Kosar hybrids known as the "Little Girl Magnolias".
Lore:
The Chinese magnolias were first introduced in France via Jesuit botanists, where much of the early breeding began.