SelecTree: Tree Detail
PURPLE LILY MAGNOLIA
Magnolia liliflora 'Nigra'
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
Utility friendly tree.
Blooms at a young age.
Has fragrant Flower.
Magnolia quinquepeta 'Nigra'
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 12 feet.
Width: 8 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink, Purple or Red. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Pink Follicle, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good to Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia liliflora 'Nigra' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
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SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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