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Magnolia liliiflora (Purple magnolia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Magnolia liliiflora

Other names: Purple magnolia, Magnolia quinquepeta, Magnolia atropurpurea, Magnolia discolor, Magnolia gracilis, Magnolia obovata var. purpurea, Magnolia purpurea, Mulan magnolia, Lily magnolia, Tulip magnolia, Woody-orchid, Yulania liliiflora

Genus: Magnolia Magnolia

Species: M. liliiflora - M. liliiflora is a bushy, spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and upright, goblet-shaped, purple-pink flowers from spring into summer.


Magnolia liliiflora is: Deciduous

Flower: Purplish-pink in Spring; Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers.

Habit: Bushy, Spreading

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Specific diseases: Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Magnolia liliiflora (Purple magnolia) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 Years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland, Containers, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy, Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Magnolia liliiflora

Other names: Purple magnolia, Magnolia quinquepeta, Magnolia atropurpurea, Magnolia discolor, Magnolia gracilis, Magnolia obovata var. purpurea, Magnolia purpurea, Mulan magnolia, Lily magnolia, Tulip magnolia, Woody-orchid, Yulania liliiflora

Genus: Magnolia Magnolia

Species: M. liliiflora - M. liliiflora is a bushy, spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and upright, goblet-shaped, purple-pink flowers from spring into summer.


Magnolia liliiflora is: Deciduous

Flower: Purplish-pink in Spring; Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers.

Habit: Bushy, Spreading

Watch out for

Specific pests: Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

Specific diseases: Coral spot , Grey mould , Honey fungus , Leaf spot , Virus

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Magnolia liliiflora (Purple magnolia) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 Years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland, Containers, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy, Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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