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Cultural Details for Magnolia x 'Ann'

Common Name:
Ann Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Good grower

Average Mature Height:
8-10'

Average Mature Width:
10'

Flower Details:
7-9 petaled, deep purple-red outside, white inside. Late March to early April

Fruit Details:
Aggregate of dry dehiscent fruits, 2" long, twisted, and usually with only a few fertile carpels.

Fall Color:
Yellow-brown, not appreciable

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Foliage is often tattered and mildew ridden, a genetically inherited trait, from M. liliiflora. Also, tend to develop water sprout-like growths when stressed.

Native Habitat:
Zones 4-6b, China. Hybrid between M. liliiflora ‘Nigra' and M. stellata ‘Rosea' or the reciprocal

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Protect as much as possible from climate, avoid south facing sites to keep flowers suppressed and avoid frost damage. Roots root easily from softwood cuttings. Prefers a peaty, organic-based soil, full sun.

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 7/20/2010
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
4620, 4630, 4640, 8200, 8220, 8230, 8250, 8260, 8280, 8290, 8310

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu