Magnolia 'Black Tulip' pbr
A superb, frost hardy deciduous magnolia variety with attractive foliage and a compact growth habit. Its tulip shaped flowers are black/red in colour, fragrant and appear in late Winter on the bare branches. 'Black Tulip' pbr will flower at a young age, but the flowers may take a few seasons to develop to their true size and colour.
Magnolias prefer a moist, fertile and well drained soil that is slightly acidic. A sunny aspect in a protected position is best, though they do tolerate partial shade, and some protection from strong wind will enhance and prolong the flowering season. We advise an annual application of good quality fertiliser in Spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself. Protect new growth from slugs and snails.
Magnolias will make a spectacular feature either planted as a single specimen or in a garden setting, and they blend beautifully with other Winter/Spring flowering plants like Azaleas, Camellias and Hellebores. They have a non-invasive shallow root system that makes them ideal to plant close to the home for Summer shade.
Height 5m; width 2m after 10 years