Purple Lily Magnolia
Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh li-leye-FLOH-ra Ny-gruh|
|Lore||The lily flowered magnolia became a staple of the old South and many old specimens can still be found there today.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. high, 4 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Small flowering Magnolia like this one are the toast of the spring garden and should be planted as a specimen where you can enjoy it thoroughly. While in bloom, it's a standout in shrub borders, then blends into the background later on. Small enough to be a front yard foundation shrub, or prune it into a patio tree for a more charming effect. Use as a source of color in Asian gardens when Camellia and Azalea have not yet bloomed. Good cut flower.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9