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Introducing the Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’, a captivating beauty sure to enchant any garden enthusiast. This stunning variety of magnolia showcases exquisite deep purple-red blooms that emerge in early to mid-spring, contrasting elegantly against its lush green foliage. Reaching a modest height of around 8-12 feet, ‘Nigra’ is perfect for smaller gardens or as a focal point in larger landscapes.
For optimal growth and flowering, plant ‘Nigra’ in a position that receives full sun to partial shade, ensuring it thrives in well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH. Spring or autumn is the ideal time for planting, allowing the tree to establish its roots before winter sets in. Regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer in spring and early summer will promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.
In addition to its striking appearance, Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ also serves as a valuable resource for pollinators. Its fragrant blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, providing them with a rich source of nectar. By incorporating ‘Nigra’ into your garden, you not only enhance its beauty but also contribute to the support of local pollinator populations, fostering a thriving ecosystem right in your own backyard.