Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Description: Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ has huge goblet/tulip shaped flowers that are almost black to deep purple/red in colour which are freely produced in March to April. The flowers reach up to 15cm across and as with most Magnolias, appear before the foliage adding to the dramatic spectacle. Once the leaves emerge, they are larger than most Magnolia species. Forming an upright tree or small shrub up to 7m, it is a suitable choice for smaller gardens or as a feature in larger gardens.
Uses: A gorgeous, specimen tree in a spring garden or lawn and underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs for a stunning display.
Climate/Position: Best in full sun to partial shade.
Height/Spread: Height to 7 meters and spread to 5 meters.
Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well-drained, acidic soil.
Pruning: Minimal pruning in late autumn to remove dead or damaged plant material.
Special Requirements: Plant in a sheltered position and protect from strong winds. Mulch in spring to keep root system cool and also keep in moisture.
Additional Interest: Plant Breeder's Rights apply (PBR).