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Flowering in Jul, Jun, May
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sheltered, Some Protection
Acidic, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Magnolia Liliiflora Nigra tree is a small deciduous tree with a rounded spreading habit makes this dwarf magnolia an elegant specimen tree. Gorgeous lightly fragrant dark purple-red tulip-shaped flowers with pale purple centres and lustrous green leaves come in late spring.
Spectacular in Spring, Magnolia liliiflora may continue to bloom sporadically into summer.
Magnolias prefer slightly neutral to acid fertile well-drained soil. Plant in sun or a semi-shaded position, sheltered from wind and frost. Wind and frost can damage buds and flowers. Mulch in spring to keep soil moist and water if dry and irrigate, especially during the early years. Do not plant in waterlogged areas as Magnolias don’t like their roots to get wet. Minimum pruning only between mid-summer and early autumn.
Cultivation: Architectural, cottage & informal gardens.
Soil: Magnolia liliiflora likes moist, well-drained soil, loam, sand clay, prefers neutral to acid.
Position: Sun, semi-shade, sheltered from wind & frost.
Foliage: Deciduous, ovate green leaves
Flowering: Purple-red tulip-shaped with pale purple inside
Habit: Magnolia Nigra has a rounded spreading shape
Growth: Fairly vigorous
Benefits to Wildlife: Some, bees
Height & Spread in Maturity: Approx. 2.5m x 2m
RHS Award of Garden of Merit
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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