Magnolia 'Genie' produces beautiful lightly scented tulip-shaped flowers in late Spring. The flowers start as a blackish-red bud and open to display a rich maroon colour. They are frequently followed by a second round of flowering in mid-Summer.
This is a deciduous Magnolia with mid-green leaves. It has a fairly upright habit, forming a tall shrub or a compact tree. You can expect a height and spread of approximately 4m by 1.5m in 20 years.
'Genie' is the result of 15 years of breeding cultivars of Magnolia soulangeana and Magnolia liliiflora. It is a fantastic variety for a small or medium garden because of the compact size, likely two flowering periods and rich colour of the flowers.
AKA Purple magnolia, Purple tulip magnolia.
Planting Advice for Magnolia 'Genie' Trees. Our pot grown Genie Magnolia can be planted at any time of the year. Magnolias prefer a slightly acid soil and so the addition of Ericaceous soil at time of planting is recommended.