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Jane Magnolia

Magnolia liliflora 'Jane'

If you live in a region where late spring frosts are a problem then this is the Magnolia for you. It flowers later than other magnolias so the beautiful pink flowers aren't damaged. Yes, you can enjoy magnolia flowers in the north.

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Jane Magnolia Trees for Sale Online

The very cold-hardy Jane Magnolia tree blooms a bit later than many other magnolia varieties, making it a perfect choice for northern areas where a late frost is common. And it's worth the wait - when the Jane Magnolia flower buds are ready to bloom, in late spring, they put on a fabulous show.

Botanically referred to as 'magnolia liliiflora', this hybrid Magnolia is loved not only for its hardiness to cold and gorgeous blooms but also for its multi-stemmed growth habits and rounded shape. The plant's small stature allows it to be classified as a large shrub or small tree. The deciduous trees' reddish-purple flowers are cup-shaped and give off a subtle fragrance adding to the plant's charm.

Ideal care for these show-stopping flowering trees includes a neutral to slightly acidic soil blend and full sun. The Jane Magnolia Trees will also benefit from a rich and loamy well-drained soil medium. The Jane trees will also tolerate conditions of partial shade. Ideal for growing zones 4-8 these show-stopping specimens are hardy and fairly easy to grow.

Plant a Jane Magnolia tree in early spring, and it'll be the pride and joy of your garden, with the kind of "wow" factor that will have passersby stopping to admire them. The plant's unique tulip shape, exotic coloring, and small stature allow it to work beautifully in a garden with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Most frequently used in accent, specimen, and border plantings, the opportunities for this endearing tree are endless. 


Growzone: 4-8 Jane Magnolia Hardiness Zone 4-8
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 10 to 15 Feet
Mature Width: 8 to 12 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous small tree, spring flowering
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Upright, umbrella shaped canopy
Foliage: Dark green, yellow to bronze fall color
Flower Color: Reddish purple with white interior
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites.

How to Care for Jane Magnolia

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

How do I water Magnolia Jane?

How do I water Magnolia Jane?

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Magnolia Jane a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.

How do I mulch Magnolia Jane?

How do I mulch Magnolia Jane?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Magnolia Jane with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

How do I plant my Magnolia Jane Tree?

How do I plant my Magnolia Jane Tree?

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Magnolia Jane plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Magnolia Jane to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

How do I fertilize Magnolia Jane?

How do I fertilize Magnolia Jane?

Trees such as Magnolia Jane grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Magnolia Jane again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Magnolia Jane. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Magnolia Jane, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. Don't fertilize Magnolia Jane after August. Fall is the time for plants to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late May application and another in July would be about right. More northern areas may wish to fertilize only once in June or July.


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