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Magnolia liliiflora nigra

Tulip Tree

Though one type is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisianna, they perfume more than just the southern states with their dazzling citruslike fragrance. While they favor ample summer moisture, at least 1 of the many varieties can be grown in every climate. These mostly deciduous trees and shrubs come in many sizes and shapes, ranging from the shrubby Star Magnolia to the giant Southern Bay Magnolia. The large, opulent flowers range from white and yellow to pink and purple. Pest and disease problems are few, but Magnolias can become deficient in various nutrients. Place in a protected area without direct southern sun. Plant where there is little foot traffic, as shallow roots do not like compacted soil. Choose plant location carefully, as many grow large, and most varieties do not like to be moved. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Frost can kill early blooms.
Magnolia liliiflora nigra, Tulip Tree
Highly valued for its mid-spring bloom which usually escapes damage by late-spring frosts. Nigra has larger flowers than the species, dark purple outside and lighter inside.

Attributes - Magnolia liliiflora nigra

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Related Plants

Magnolia 'Elizabeth', Magnolia 'Galaxy', Magnolia 'Royal Crown', Magnolia 'Susan', Magnolia 'Wada's Memory', Magnolia denudata, Magnolia fraseri, Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia x loebneri, Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill', Magnolia macrophylla, Magnolia salicifolia, Magnolia x soulangiana, Magnolia x soulangiana 'Lennei', Magnolia x soulangiana 'Rustica Rubra', Magnolia stellata, Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'
 
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