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.
The ann magnolia can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 4–7. View Map
This is a flowering shrub, typically planted for its profusion of flowers.
The Ann magnolia grows to a height of 8–10' and a spread of around 10' at maturity.
This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this shrub, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
The Ann magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils.
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.
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.