Magnolia ‘Genie’

Latin Name of Plant:  Magnolia ‘Genie’

Common Name: Magnolia

Family:  Magnoliaceae

Native Range: Zone: 4-9

Sun:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Flower: “Spectacular”,Eye catching, deep wine-colored flowers appear as goblets of burgundy sitting upright along the branches.

Leaf: Medium green with an oval shape, upper surface slightly shiny and lower surface pubescent.  4 to 5 ½” long and 1 ½ to 2” wide.  The tulip to goblet-shaped flowers are faintly fragrant, 6 to 8” wide, carry 6 to 12 petal-like tepals, and bloom in mid-spring.

Other:   A compact, small, deciduous, usually multi-stemmed tree; reaches 10 to 13’ tall and 5 to 6’ wide with pyramidal silhouette.

Fruit:  very few set without hand pollination.  Usually 2 or 3 orange-red seeds produced in open pollinated cones that mature to reddish brown 

Deer:  Not noted:  May be attacked by scale insects, coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot.

Notes: ‘Genie’ is the result of 15 years of controlled breeding by New Zealander Vance Hooper.  Parent plants include Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) and the Lily Magnolia (M. liliiflora).  ‘Genie’ was selected for its unique, non-changing flower color, cold hardiness, and smaller size.  USDA Plant Patent #20,748


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