Magnolia Liliflora ia a medium size magnolia with pyramid shape. Blooms in April and has the the most dark colour among all Magnolia - dark purple flowers. Renewed flowering.
These plants are shrubs or small trees. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year. When the minimum temperatures are very low can be protected by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw. (info source: Gardening.eu)
Genus - Magnolia
Species - Liliflora
Common name - Lily Magnolia
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 10'-12' / 3 - 4 m
Spread - 6'-8' / 1.80 - 2.40 m
Plant type - Shrub / Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous ornamental
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
Germination rate - 86%
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Purple
|Germination||1. Soak the seeds in water to soften the coating. Change the water every day for 3 or 4. Use your fingers or rub between paper towels to wash the coating off. |
2. Stratify the seeds in the refrigerator for 30-40 days in a damp medium (steriule sand, peat moss or damp paper towels) in a plastic tub or bag and then bring them out into room temp. 70 degrees F (20-22 C). Or plant them outside.
3. Once sprouted the young seedlings/trees need protection for the first couple of years from weather extremes and critters. If you're planting outside, wait until after winter.