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Magnolia liliiflora Nigra - Lily Magnolia

Magnolia liliiflora Nigra is a small Magnolia that grows wider than tall. Magnolia liliiflora Nigra is described in Sunset Western Garden Book as getting to 12 feet tall by 15 feet wide. The largest that I have seen is 8 feet tall by 12 feet wide. The Lily Magnolia is a spectacular deciduous tree blooming before the leaves come on. The erect flowers with their two toned petals stand out from a distance and grab the visual spotlight. It blooms a little later than the Magnolia solangiana and has a nice smattering of Summer flowers. The early buds of Magnolia liliiflora Nigra stand like dark purple candles.

Magnolia liliiflora Nigra, Lily Magnolia

Dark purple flower buds of Magnolia liliiflora Nigra - Lily Magnolia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pages from the genus Magnolia featured on this site:
Magnolia dianica
Magnolia soulangiana Alexandrina
Magnolia soulangiana Brozzonii
Magnolia soulangiana Galaxy
Magnolia soulangiana Royal Crown
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia stellata rosea