Magnolia Lilliflora Nigra




Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’, the black lily magnolia, is a beautiful shrub that eventually becomes a small, multi-stemmed ornamental tree. It’s grown for its  large, tulip-shaped flowers that are deep purple-red on the outside slightly paler on the inside. They appear later than most magnolias – mostly in late spring and early summer, then sporadically through to early autumn.

As Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ only reaches around 4m x 2.5m, it is suitable for a smaller garden. Unlike many magnolias, it’s deciduous.  Grow Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ in a sun or partial shade, sheltered from strong winds. Magnolias do best in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil.

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