Magnolia liliiflora nigra
|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.
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
Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.
Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
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'