Ricki Magnolia

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Quick Overview

Ricki Magnolia, part of the Little Girl series, has an upright form accented by large cup-like flowers in spring. Flower petals emerge a red-violet with lighter hues 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. 

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Ricki 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. Ricki Magnolia flowers with large cup-like flowers that grow as large as 4 – 6 inches across, red-violet in color with lighter hues 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! Green foliage emerges after the tree blooms and will change to a bronze-copper in the fall.

Where to put it:

Ricki 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. Ricki Magnolia should be planted at least 10ft away from buildings.

What it needs:

Ricki Magnolia is tolerant of clay soil, however, prefers well-drained soil. This tree will do best in full sun to part shade where it will get at least 6 – 8 hours of sun per day. Likes sheltered locations, protected from strong winds. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the tree’s root system is well established.

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Magnolia 'Ricki'
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Ornamental & Flowering
Size Range Compact Tree (6-15 feet)
Mature Height 12'
Mature Spread 12'
Shape Round
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold, Brown/Copper
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Decorative Fruit N/A
Landscape Uses Under Utility Wires, Hedge, Privacy/Screening, Ornamental/Flowering
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature No