Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ | Lily Magnolia

Has fantastic dark red color, but seldom seen in trade these days. The species is seldom offered in commerce because its leaves are often infected with mildew. As wth the example above, Dirr mentions he’s seen very nice compact specimens in Duth and English Gardens. Choose Magnolia x soulangiana (Saucer Magnolia) or Magnolia stellata (Star Magnolia) instead.¬† Native to China, has been reported it no longer occurs in the wild.