Purple Lily Magnolia

Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'

SKU
05990
Wonderful deciduous shrub having an upright open branching habit and large two-toned, dark purple-red outside and pink insid. Flowers over long blooming season. A superb single specimen and accent plant. Full sun. Slow-growing to 6 to 10 feet high, 4 to 8 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh li-leye-FLOH-ra Ny-gruh
LoreThe lily flowered magnolia became a staple of the old South and many old specimens can still be found there today.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 6 to 10 ft. high, 4 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasSmall 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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.

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