Magnolia 'Genie'

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A must-have for every landscape!

The stunning blooms repeat throughout the season!

Plant Patent 20,748

Perfect for today's smaller gardens, this spectacular Magnolia delights with a long spring-to-summer season of blooms, then frequently repeats in midsummer! More than a decade in the breeding, 'Genie' lives up to its name with almost magical color, fragrance, and form.

The blooms begin as striking blackish-red buds, help upright and very prominent on this well-branched little tree. They open into tulip-shaped blooms of dark maroon with reflexed tips of lighter magenta. Subtly scented with a sweet, rich aroma, they are indescribable in the vase, and stand out in the spring garden like beacons in the night.

The first and much the heaviest flush of blooms begins in early spring in most climates, and can persist all the way to the first weeks of spring. The second wave, when it occurs, usually appears in midsummer, long after you expect anything! It's a welcome little bow of rich color!

'Genie' was bred from cultivars of M. soulangeana and M. lilliflora by New Zealand plantsman Vance Hooper. The color of these blooms remains far more stable than that of others, another merit on this very meritorious tree!

Expect 'Genie' to reach about 10 to 13 feet high and perhaps 5 feet wide. A good size for a front-yard specimen, it also plays well in the border. Best in full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Zones 5-9.

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Genus Magnolia
Species soulangeana x lilliflora
Variety 'Genie'
ppaf PP# 20,748
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 10 ft - 13 ft
Plant Width 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Magenta, Maroon
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 30, 2020

pretty blossom

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

We have two of these in our landscape and both are blooming this spring and are quiet lovely.

jennifer flynn from KY
July 18, 2019

magnolia Genie

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Performance as advertised! Today, July 18, my still-young Genie has a couple dozen flowers.

Jersey Girl from NJ
May 27, 2016

Very satisfied

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

The sale price was great.I will let U know how well it grows

Charlie from AL

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