Black Tulip Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Jurmag1’)

Black Tulip Magnolia

  • Incredible Flowering Statement Tree
  • Slender Form Fits into Modern Small-Space Landscapes
  • Wide, Fragrant, Goblet-Shaped Blooms in Spring
  • One of the Darkest Colored Tulip Magnolia Flower
  • Large Leaves Feature Prominent Mid-Rib
  • Useful Upright Form
  • Attractive Smooth, Gray Bark
  • Easy to Grow
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
  • Widely Adaptable

No matter how large or small your landscape, you can enjoy rich, dark red-burgundy Magnolia flowers. Black Tulip Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Jurmag1’) stays narrow and compact.

It’s perfect for a courtyard. It easily fits in a bungalow backlot, or any small-space planting. Black Tulip looks good all year-long, with smooth, attractive bark and shapely branches you can admire from your window.

Watch for the prominent flower buds to slowly unfurl in early springtime. Invite your friends over often to help track their showy display in your yard.

This compact Magnolia features full-sized flowers, opening to reveal a full, dramatic goblet that is six inches wide. Thickly substantial petals are color-drenched and last a long time in cool weather.

Those good Magnolia springs are priceless. Enjoy the decadent dark flowers with parties and pictures to capture this year’s showy display.

Cut some of the branches for magnificent indoor displays, taking the time to do any needed pruning to shape the slender branches at the same time.

Don’t be surprised to see sporadic blooms throughout the season, either! Keep your eyes open, your garden snips sharp, and a prepped vase nearby.

Why not plant a hedge of these marvelous trees, so you’ll have armloads of boughs to decorate your interiors? Let the branches grow low-down on the trunk for a wonderfully useful flowering privacy screen.

They never get rangy, and will work hard to solve some of your toughest landscape challenges. Large leaves are held densely along the low branches, and will easily block that unsightly view you just hate!

Use Black Tulip around your pool deck to shield prying eyes. Run them along the length of your side yard to raise the height of your hardscape fence in a very friendly way.

Ancient Magnolias are one of our most charming native plants. Their elegant branch structure decorates your yard with easy grace.

How to Use Black Tulip™ Magnolia in the Landscape

These are versatile small trees, but can be used as large shrubs, if you like. Use several of them, or create a special collection of the Little Girl series of Magnolia. We carry many varieties at Nature Hills.

They look very effective in rows. Line your driveway, or use them as a living fence.

Create an impressive, tall solid hedge by planting them four feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next, and they’ll grow together and touch.

Gain a main garden feature by simply placing a long outdoor bench in front of a planting of several Black Tulip Magnolia.

Grow an outdoor room with living walls. Curve the lines, or vary the planting width. Plant two or even three deep in some places for a wild, natural look .

Take time as you site your tree. Study your land and play around with the potted plants.

Spin your potted tree around in a full circle to study all the angles. Fit your Black Tulip Magnolia to your space as you plant it.

Creating a deck? Plant one or two trees, so that they’ll send a few long, low branches over the far corner. You’ll love studying the special blooms up close!

Do a bit of careful consideration when deciding where to plant your new Black Tulip Magnolia. They won’t like to be moved once they get their roots settled in your native soil.

Have existing mature evergreens? Soften their look by adding a raised planting bed on their sunny side. Add Black Tulip Magnolia, Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud, Renaissance Spirea and Nikko Slender Deutzia for a sultry look.

Use a single tree as a special focal point away from your house. Treat yourself to a hanging hammock chair and stand, and order an outdoor table for your iced tea. Personalize the spot to make it your own precious get-away spot.

You’ll love the look of a Black Tulip Magnolia specimen tree in a large mulched bed. Just watch that any nitrogen-rich lawn fertilizer stays far away; or you’ll risk growing lots of leaves, but not many flowers.

Tips for Care

For the best flowering, plant your Magnolia in a spot that receives full sun. If the summers are blazing hot where you live, it will appreciate partial shade in the afternoon.

It really prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Add a three-inch layer of pine bark or pine straw mulch over the root system.

Keep it watered with a medium amount on a regular schedule. This is most important during their first season in your landscape.

Once they are established, older plants can tolerate a bit of occasional drought. However, we recommend that you protect your investment with supplemental water as needed.

Pruning is typically not needed. Wait until after the flowers are passed, if you want to shape the tree.

You can select several of the flowering branches for cut flower arrangements, as well. Simply place them in tall, skinny interior vases filled with water and weighted down with glass beads, or a floral frog. Change the water daily until the blooms fade.

Black Tulip Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Jurmag1’) Details

Common name Black Tulip Magnolia
Botanical name Magnolia x soulangiana 'Jurmag1'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 15 - 20 ft.
Width 6 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Red