Ann MagnoliaMagnolia liliflora 'Nigra'
A member of the "Little Girl" group of hybrid magnolias developed in the mid-50s at the U.S. National Arboretum. Hardy shrub or small tree. Impressive deep purple-red flowers with 7-9 petals that resemble a tulip. Blooms mid- to late-March and may have sporadic rebloom in summer. Leaves are dark green and somewhat leathery in appearance. This shrub will brighten any landscape and is best used as a shrub border or specimen plant. Grows 8'-10' high with a 10'spread. Full sun for best flowering.