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Jane MagnoliaMagnolia liliflora

  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x

As a member of the “Little Girl” group of hybrid magnolias, the Jane magnolia was developed to be a lovely yet hardy shrub. Tulip-shaped blooms arrive late in the spring—making sure to avoid frost damage—and bring a splash of color with them. The flowers are reddish-purple on the outside with white coloring on the inside.

The Jane magnolia shines in any landscape as an accent, border or specimen plant.


Hardiness Zones

The jane 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

This shrub grows at a slow rate, with height increases of less than 12" per year.

Growth Speed Slow Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a slow rate, with height increases of less than 12" 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 Jane magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils.

Attributes

This shrub:
  • Produces tulip-shaped blooms with a light fragrance and a reddish-purple coloring on the outside, white inside.
  • Blooms late in spring, avoiding frost damage.
  • 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 an accent, border or specimen plant.
  • Prefers full morning sun and partially shaded afternoons.

History/Lore

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