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Introducing the enchanting Magnolia soulangeana x liliiflora ‘Genie’, a striking addition to any garden landscape. This exquisite hybrid magnolia boasts dramatic deep purple-red blooms that emerge in early spring before the foliage, creating a captivating display of color. Standing at a moderate height of 10-15 feet, ‘Genie’ is perfect for adding vertical interest to gardens of all sizes.
For optimal growth and flowering, plant ‘Genie’ 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 best time for planting, allowing the tree to establish its roots before winter arrives. Regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer in spring and early summer will promote vigorous growth and abundant flowering.
In addition to its stunning appearance, Magnolia soulangeana x liliiflora ‘Genie’ is 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 ‘Genie’ into your garden, you not only enhance its beauty but also support local pollinator populations, contributing to the biodiversity and health of your outdoor space.