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Ann MagnoliaMagnolia liliflora 'Nigra' x stellate 'Rosea'

  • Ann Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Ann Magnolia - Magnolia x

The Ann magnolia is a delightful shrub form that is a member of the “Little Girl” group of hybrid magnolias developed in the mid-50s at the U.S. National Arboretum. The hardy specimen puts on a show in mid- to late March, with a profusion of deep purple-red blooms that resemble tulips.

As a shrub border or specimen plant, the Ann magnolia will brighten any landscape.

Hardiness Zones

The ann magnolia can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–7. View Map

Tree Type

This is a flowering shrub, typically planted for its profusion of spring flowers.

Mature Size

The Ann magnolia grows to a height of 8–10' and a spread of around 10' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun is the ideal condition for this shrub, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The Ann magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils.

Attributes

This shrub:
  • Produces impressive deep purple-red blooms with 7–9 petals that resemble tulips.
  • Blooms mid- to late March, with some blossoms reappearing in the summer.
  • Can be trained to grow as either a shrub or small tree.
  • Features dark green leaves with a somewhat leathery appearance.
  • Grows in a rounded shape.
  • Is best used as a shrub border or specimen plant.

History/Lore

The Ann magnolia is a member of the "Little Girl" group of hybrid magnolias developed in the mid-50s at the U.S. National Arboretum.