The famous Vance Hooper has selected this impressive Magnolia tree. Magnolia ‘Genie’ results from 15 years of breeding in a line of Magnolia soulangeana and Magnolia liliiflora, resulting in a compact tree that produces masses of tulip-shaped flowers. This amazing garden plant boasts healthy foliage and flowers freely over a season of three months. Vance Hooper’s breeding efforts guarantee a very stable red colour compared to some other red Magnolia on the market. And the deep burgundy-red flowers that appear on the bare branches mid-spring are a work of art in themselves, sizing up to 15 cm in diameter!
Not only is Magnolia ‘Genie’ easy to manage: she also flowers at a young age—great news for the somewhat impatient gardeners. The foliage is smaller and rich dark green which just adds to the many reasons that Magnolia ‘Genie’ was awarded with Gold by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. The growth habit is pyramidal, with layers of blooming branches produced with age. This upright, small tree fits in most urban spaces and can even be grown in decorative containers, small gardens and borders.
How to care for Magnolia ‘Genie’:
Magnolia ‘Genie’ is ideal for the smallest garden and requires very little pruning. Magnolia ‘Genie’ isn’t picky about soil as long as it’s well-drained, and prefers a spot in full sun or partial shade. Magnolia ‘Genie’ will grow up to 3 m high and 1.5 m wide after 10 years and is hardy down to -15 ºC.
- Stable red flower colour
- Small, nice green foliage
Magnolia Genie winner of:
- KVBC Award Goud