Black Tulip magnolia

Magnolia  × soulangeana 'Black Tulip'

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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

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