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.|
|Companion Plants||This wonderfully versatile plant is a natural for an Asian-inspired theme using Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku') and Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana). Experiment with hardy deciduous Azalea such as the potent Fireball Azalea (Azalea Hardy Hybrid 'Fireball') and Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana') in an Oriental Pompon form or left natural.|
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