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Magnolia soulangeana x liliflora 'Genie' PP #20,748

Description

Genie magnolia is a hybrid cultivar in the Magnoliaceae family.  Following many years of breeding cultivars of Magnolia soulangeana and Magnolia lililflora 'Genie' was created.  A compact, medium-sized tree with a narrow habit makes it ideal choice for settings where space is limited.  

Trees will produce flowers at a relatively young age compared to other varieties of magnolias.  Blooms adorn this beauty in mid-spring before the tree leaf out.  With sufficient moisture, it can continue to bloom as well as emit a delightful aroma for an extended period of time.  It can be grown in a variety of soils, but will flourish when located in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic, and organically rich soil.  Protection from strong winds is also a benefit.

Pruning to maintain its shapely, pyramidal form should be completed in the summer months when in full leaf.

Like other deciduous magnolias, the best time to plant is when the tree is dormant.  In warmer climates, late fall into winter is ideal, while in colder climates, early spring works best.  Make sure your young specimen receives adequate water as well as a layer of mulch to help retain the moisture.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Root rot, coral spot, honey fungus and scale insects can damage this plant.

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#deciduous#frost tender#flowering tree#cutting garden#deciduous tree#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#compact#wet soils intolerant#wind intolerant#cut flower#cutting
 
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Tags:
#deciduous#frost tender#flowering tree#cutting garden#deciduous tree#compact habit#clay soils tolerant#compact#wet soils intolerant#wind intolerant#cut flower#cutting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    soulangeana
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds and butterflies are attracted.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 13 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    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
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The black-red buds open into 6", showy maroon-purple flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    The smooth bark is attractive in a winter garden.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Typically grows as a low branched tree.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Flowering Tree
    Foundation Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds