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Magnolia ‘Genie’

Magnolia soulangeana x liliflora

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: PP 20,748

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5
Height: 108 to 120-inches
274 to 305-centimeters
Spread: 48 to 60-inches
122 to 152-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring, Early Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Deep plum-red
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Upright
Usage: Containers, Gardens, Landscapes, Modern landscape
Patent Status: PP 20,748
Origin: New Zealand

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
3-gallon: 80 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp