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Magnolia Magnolia 'Jane'

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Description

Jane Magnolia is a hybrid magnolia in the Little Girl Series created at the National Arboretum by crossing M. liliiflora ‘Nigra’ and M. stellata ‘Rosea’.  The Little Girl Series flowers about 2-4 weeks from mid-April to early May.  later than other species of magnolia mitigating loss of flower buds from late frosts.  'Jane' is a particularly shrubby form with large purple-red flowers with white centers. 

It prefers moist, rich, well-drained soils in the full sun to partial shade in rich neutral to acidic well-drained but evenly moist soils.Regular mulching of the root zone will help keep the soil moist.  Plant as a specimen in a lawn, grow a privacy hedge,  along a foundation, use in the middle to back of a shrub border or at a woodland edge. It is tolerant of heavy clay soils and air pollution.   Prune sparingly to maintain shape after flowering.  It is best not to transplant this shrub as its roots are fleshy and easily damaged, so choose your location wisely.

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#showy flowers#deciduous#specimen#purple flowers#slow growing#deciduous shrub#air pollution tolerant#lawn#shrub border#foundation planting#large flowers#late spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#border back#border middle#clay soils tolerant#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#specimen#purple flowers#slow growing#deciduous shrub#air pollution tolerant#lawn#shrub border#foundation planting#large flowers#late spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#border back#border middle#clay soils tolerant#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    8" wide cup-shaped red-purple with white centers, showy flowers appear before leaves in mid to late spring. May rebloom in summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    6" long ovate leaves emerge coppery and then durn dark green. Bronze-yellow fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution