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 it works well in large containers.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationSow 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.
ProblemsBacterial leaf spot, spot anthracnose, canker, dieback, butt rot, powdery mildew, anthracnose, fungal spots, weevils, snails, scale insects, thrips, planthoppers
- Genus : Magnolia
- Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Flower Color : Red
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees