Magnolia liliflora - Plant
Common name: Magnolia lilliflora Nigra
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 8.00 to 12.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
If you grow tree magnolias from seed they may well take 10-15 years until they first flower. In one instance at Caerhays a magnolia took over 40 years to flower. However, most magnolias sold today are GRAFTED plants. This means that the long wait until first flowering can be readily avoided because of scion material used to make the graft comes from the flowering tips and branches of existing plants.
Some grafted tree magnolias will even flower while still in their pots but it would be very bad luck for a grafted plant not to be flowering away within 3-5 years from planting. This criticism of magnolias is also therefore a misconception.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 10 c
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Magnolias perform best in a loamy, well drained soil but rich in organic matter.
- You can make an easy contribution to the organic bit by putting plenty of compost or well rooted manure into the planting pit and keeping the plant regularly mulched.
- Magnolias are surface rooting plants which respond well to mulching.
Specimen or accent. Excellent compact magnolia for sunny areas of the landscape. Excellent accent/specimen or in groups. May be grown as an informal hedge or screen.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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