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Jane MagnoliaMagnolia liliflora 'Reflorescens' x stellate 'Waterlily'

  • Jane Magnolia bush - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
  • Jane Magnolia - Magnolia x
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 reddish purple flowers outside; white inside, opening late in spring to avoid frost damage. Flowers are a gorgeous tulip shape with a lightly scented fragrance. Leaves are dark green and somewhat leathery in appearance. Great choice for any accent, specimen or border use. Grows 10'-15' high. Grows best in full morning sun and partially shaded afternoons. Prefers rich, moist and well-drained soils.

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.