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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

Fragrance

Flowers.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring; Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale , Snails

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


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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)

Companion plants

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring; Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

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


Monthly care advice


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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