Black Tulip magnolia Magnolia × soulangeana 'Black Tulip' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Black Tulip magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana 'Black Tulip') mag-NO-lee-ah ex soo-lan-jee-AY-nah Synonyms: Magnolia × soulangeana 'JURmag1' Genus: Magnolia This stunning hybrid has deep burgundy tulip-shaped flowers that appear in early spring before its 4- to 6-inch-long leaves unfurl. It makes an excellent small specimen tree, growing to 20 feet tall. It can be topped to form a hedge, and works well in large containers. Care: Grow in moist, well-drained, preferably acidic to neutral soil in sun or partial shade; magnolias do not tolerate wet feet. Magnolia flowerbuds are susceptible to late-season frosts; shelter large-leaved species from windy locations. Prune shrubs in late winter or late summer to prevent bleeding of sap; prune minimally to maintain a healthy framework. Propagation: Sow seeds in autumn or stratify to hasten germination. Root softwood cuttings in early summer. Magnolias can be layered in early spring, grafted in winter, and propagated by bud in summer. Problems: Bacterial leaf spot, spot anthracnose, canker, dieback, butt rot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, fungal spots, weevils, snails, scale insects, thrips, planthoppers. Overview Height 15 ft. to 30 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Purple/Lavender Flower, Red Flower Uses Container, Flowering Tree, Hedge, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Formal Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Related Plants to Magnolia × soulangeana 'Black Tulip' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Little Girl hybrid magnolia Magnolia 'Ann' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Magnolia Magnolia 'Butterflies' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Loebner magnolia Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Magnolia Magnolia 'Galaxy' View the discussion thread.