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Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' /Tulip Magnolia

Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'  / Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
Shrub form in bloom showing the dark purple flowers
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Shrub form in bloom showing the dark purple flowers

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Early spring flowers

Flowers on dormant branches

Profile of a tulip magnolia flower

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Scientific Name: Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
Common Name: Tulip Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Has flowers that are dark, reddish-purple on the outside and lighter on the inside of the petals. Is a compact variety and is often wider than it is tall. Should be more widely planted.