Little Girl hybrid magnolia Magnolia 'Ann' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Little Girl hybrid magnolia (Magnolia 'Ann') mag-NO-lee-ah Genus: Magnolia This hardy cross between M. liliiflora and M. stellata is an open, deciduous shrub up to 20 feet tall and wide. It blooms in early spring and sporadically into fall, with goblet-shaped, deep pinkish-red flowers that are 7 to 9 inches long. 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 trees and deciduous 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 15 ft. to 30 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 Pink Flower, Red Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Flowering Tree, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Waterside Style Formal Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Related Plants to 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' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Star magnolia Magnolia stellata View the discussion thread.