(Genie Magnolia, Magnolia)
Nestled among the deep green leaves of the Genie hybrid magnolia shrub in late spring are rich, dark wine-colored flowers. This multi-stemmed, deciduous large shrub is the result of years of controlled breeding by New Zealander Vance Hooper. Parent plants include saucer magnolia and lily-flowering magnolia cultivars (Magnolia x soulangeana and M. liliflora, respectively). It was selected for its unique, non-changing flower color, cold hardiness and smaller maturing size.
(Magnolia, Magnolia Randy)
In midspring, the gray branches of ‘Randy’ become covered with deep purple-red flowerbuds that are goblet-shaped when they first open and star-shaped when fully open. The petals are purple-pink with a white interior. This large deciduous shrub magnolia is especially vigorous and free-flowering.
Magnolias should be planted in full to partial sun and rich, well-drained soil with an acid to neutral pH. In more alkaline soil, they tend to develop chlorosis. This nutrient deficiency causes a yellowing...
(Magnolia, Susan Magnolia)
A broad, upright deciduous shrub, Susan magnolia has fantastic spring flowers that are dark rose-purple in bud and open to fuchsia-pink. The fragrant cup-shaped blooms appear just before the oval, lush green leaves emerge.
This slow-growing, shrub to small tree is part of The Girls Series of magnolias (sometimes called the Little Girl Series), which were hybridized at the United States National Arboretum. All are known for their lovely fragrant flowers that bloom a bit later than star and saucer...
James H. Schutte
(Jane Magnolia, Magnolia)
The Girls Series (Little Girl Series) of magnolias are the result of hybridization at the United States National Arboretum. They are all known for their beautiful array of cup and goblet shaped fragrant flowers. They bloom later than star and saucer magnolias and therefore their buds are not likely to be harmed by untimely spring frosts. Occasionally a few repeat flowers open during the summer.
Eight cultivars in the series were as a result of the cross between Magnolia nigra and M....
Carol Cloud Bailey
The truly tropical coconut magnolia is a slow growing evergreen shrub native to southern China. Its glossy leaves are medium green and create a pleasing background for the small, rounded ivory flower buds that open in the evening. The highly fragrant blooms are small, ivory and emit a magnificent fragrance. By morning, the petals drop but the fragrance still lingers. The flowers are produced most months of the year but taper off in winter.
The coconut magnolia needs fertile, well-drained soil...
(Lily Magnolia, Mulan Magnolia, Purple-flowered Magnolia)
The hardy, deciduous lily magnolia is a large shrub that bears slightly fragrant, tulip-shaped blossoms in spring. The petals are wine red, burgundy or reddish purple on the exterior and paler on the interior. Occasioanlly, a few flowers will appear again in midsummer. This slow-growing, suckering Chinese native has green oval leaves that turn yellow to brown in autumn.
Full sun will ensure best form and flowering and fertile acid to neutral soil with good drainage best growth. This shrub very...
(Black Lily Magnolia, Nigra Lily Magnolia, Purple-flowered Magnolia)
The hardy, deciduous lily magnolia is a large shrub that bears tulip-shaped, slightly fragrant blossoms in spring. The petals of 'Nigra' are deep reddish purple on the outside, and pale on the interior. Occasionally, a few flowers will appear again in midsummer. This slow-growing, suckering Chinese native has green oval leaves that turn yellow to brown in autumn.
Full sun will ensure best form and flowering and fertile acid to neutral soil with good drainage best growth. This shrub very slowly...
Gerald L. Klingaman
There are lots of reasons why this hardy little magnolia is such a popular landscape shrub. Its starry early spring blooms are some of the first to appear and are resilient to frost. And, its neat rounded habit makes it amenable to smaller spaces.
Star magnolia is a deciduous large shrub to small tree that is robust and pretty. The Japanese native is typically multistemmed but can be pruned and manicured to have a central leader and a more tree-like appearance. In early spring, before its leaves...