Jane Magnolia, part of the Little Girl series, has an upright form accented by delicate tulip-like flowers in spring. Flower petals emerge a red-violet with white in the center. Little Girl Magnolia series bloom about 2-4 weeks later than other varieties, which makes it less likely to suffer damage from frost in early spring.
Why it rocks:
Jane Magnolia is part of the Little Girl series of hybrid Magnolias that were developed by Francis DeVos and William Kosar at the National Arboretum in the 1950s. Jane Magnolia has an upright form accented by delicate tulip-like flowers in spring. Flower petals emerge a red-violet with white in the center. Little Girl Magnolia series bloom about 2-4 weeks later than other varieties, which reduces the risk of damage to flowers from late frosts. This tree has been known to sporadically re-bloom in mid-summer! Jane Magnolia’s leaves emerge with a reddish-copper tint in spring, by late spring the foliage turns a dark green before changing to a yellowish-bronze in the fall.
Where to put it:
Jane Magnolia is a beautiful conversation piece for front landscapes. Alternatively, this tree's shrub-like form makes it a great option for privacy and screening and does well along borders or property lines. This tree can be used as an informal hedge. Jane Magnolia should be planted at least 10ft away from buildings.
What it needs:
Jane Magnolia is tolerant of air pollution and clay soil, however, prefers well-drained soil. Jane Magnolia does best in full sun to part shade where it will get between 6 – 8 hours of sun per day. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the tree’s root system is well established.
|Botanical Name||Magnolia 'Jane'|
|Tree Type||Ornamental & Flowering|
|Size Range||Compact Tree (6-15 feet)|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Landscape Uses||Under Utility Wires, Hedge, Privacy/Screening, Ornamental/Flowering|
|Growth Rate||Slow to Moderate|
|Plant Tolerance||Very Adaptable|