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Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A superb and reliable medium-sized shrub, Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' has masses of vivid dark purple-red, tulip-shaped flowers in summer. These appear on fairly young plants, stand out well against the mid green leaves and are followed by cone-like fruit later in the year.

An excellent shrub for summer flowers. Prefers sun or light, dappled shade with a little shelter from strong winds.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - August.
Flower Colour: Dark purple-red.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' grows to be a compact, medium sized shrub once established.
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Plant Finder: about Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’

Common names

Woody orchid


Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ (Woody orchid). A deciduous, upright shrub producing large, dark purple flowers and white marks in mid spring to mid summer, with dark green leaves.


They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds.

Interest and use

Spring/Summer interest.

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Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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