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Jane Magnolia in bloom
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Little Girl Series
An exceptional shrub with large reddish purple flowers on the outside, white inside; flowers tend to open later and avoid frost damage; flowers are a gorgeous tulip shape with a lightly scented fragrance; great choice for border or accent
Jane Magnolia is draped in stunning fragrant burgundy cup-shaped flowers with a white reverse held atop the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Jane Magnolia is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Jane Magnolia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Jane Magnolia will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.