• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.