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Mulan magnolia

Magnolia liliiflora

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'Mulan magnolia' is a plant in the Magnolia genus with a scientific name of Magnolia liliiflora.

A tree/shrub known for its large, goblet-shaped flowers that are pink/purple on the outside and white on the inside. Blooms before most other trees from late winter to mid-spring. Can have one to multiple main trunks that are smooth and gray. The leaves are large, broad, and dark green. Can grow from 20-30 feet with a slightly less spread

This magnolia is a cross between M. lilliflora and M. Kobus var. stellata. Has a compact growth habit and red-purple flowers. Twigs are brown to gray and smooth. The leaves are dark green on both sides. The flowers are slightly fragrant, purple with white interior. The stamens are redish-purple. 1

It is a flowering ornamental / flower that typically grows as a deciduous, which is defined as a plant that sheds its leaves annually.

Mulan magnolia is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 9.14 metres (29.70 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

This plant is a great attractor for bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Mulan magnolia is a great choice.

China is believed to be where Mulan magnolia originates from.

Mulan magnolia needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Mulan magnolia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mulan magnolia

  • Medium

Slow-growing. Morning light to filtered shade. Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Must supplement watering in times of drought.

Remember to water Mulan magnolia moderately. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.5 and 8.0 as Mulan magnolia likes to be in moderately acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Mulan magnolia is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Mulan magnolia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Mulan magnolia from seed

Transplanting Mulan magnolia

Propagation is through root cuttings with terminal buds in early summer.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Mulan magnolia is a hardy plant.

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Other names for Mulan magnolia

Saucer pink, Tulip tree, Magnolia, Mulan Magnolia, Purple Magnolia

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