Magnolia Liliflora Nigra
This eye-catching, pleasantly scented Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’, also known as Black Lily Magnolia, blooms from a younger age than most Magnolias. Deep red-purple, bowl-shaped flowers appear from April through to May. It’s a slow-growing, deciduous shrub and is sure to please!
Details Magnolia liliflora Nigra
- Suitable for Small Gardens
- Blooms: May
- Flower colour: purple
- Full grown: 6 Years
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 200 cm
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Liliflora Nigra
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting in a prepared hole. Water well after planting and for the next few weeks! This lovely magnolia with a compact growth is ideal for the average sized garden.
It blossoms mid to late spring. The flowers come before the leaves. It requires moist, humus rich will-drained soil with a neutral to acid pH. Choose a full sun to partial shade. Apply mulch annually, especially in dry soils.
Plant in a large planting hole filled with 50% topsoil and 50% Peat. The shrub likes an organic top dressing in early spring. Shelter it from severe winds. Remove dead wood in the summer after flowering and cut away any untidy bits.
Magnolias hate being disturbed and dislike pruning, so choose a space where they have room to grow. The early flowering species need protection from early morning sun to avoid the flowers being damaged by late frosts.
The larger leaved cultivars need protection from wind, as excessive wind can damage or scorch the foliage.