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Magnolia soulangeana x liliflora ‘Nigra’ ‘Genie’
Magnolia soulangeana x liliflora ‘Genie’ is the result of 15 years of breeding resulting in a compact, small tree maturing at perhaps 10-13 feet tall. Sensational black-red buds open to small globular tulip-shaped blooms of deep rich maroon-purple on both surfaces, with nicely reflexed tepal tips paling to a lighter magenta rose shade. ‘Genie’ has lightly scented blooms from early spring to early summer, and mid to late summer where conditions are not too dry.
Origin: New Zealand
Description / Plant Notes:
- USDA Zone 5 expected
- Stable color
- Repeat summer blooming
- Tidy pyramidal habit 10′ x 5′ the perfect tree for smaller yards.
Patent Status: US Plant Patent: #20748