Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
black lily magnolia
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: June to September
- Flower colour: dark purple-red
- Other features: slightly fragrant flowers
- Hardiness:fully hardy
A stunning, deciduous magnolia with a compact habit and dark purple-red flowers which appear from an earlier age than most magnolias. The goblet-shaped blooms are produced from early summer, and then intermittently into autumn. A lovely shrub for a sunny or partially shaded spot out of strong winds.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in midsummer. The best time to plant is in April, adding plenty of peat to the planting hole, in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure and leafmould, especially on dry soils.
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