As beautiful as the Ann Magnolia tree’s blooms are, it’s a great addition to your landscape even when it’s not in season as the tree maintains an attractive mounded shape all year round! The ann magnolia bush, also called ann saucer magnolias or lily magnolias, is one of our favorites that flourishes across the United States.
When Do Magnolias Bloom?
Ann Star Magnolia Trees have goblet-shaped flowers that are lightly fragrant and may periodically repeatedly bloom in mid-summer. Purple-red flowers appear even during early spring frosts! The flower blossoms have 7-9 petals. The medium green leaves unfurl and turn yellow in fall before shedding for winter. Ann magnolia’s fall color is another appeal to growers in colder states with a more prominent winter.
Magnolia Ann Tree Care
The Ann Magnolia bush is best grown in moist, organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil and in full sun to partial shade. This is a late-blooming magnolia that is less apt to suffer frost damage in spring. It is resistant to pests and diseases.
Grows best in USDA growing zones 4-9 and can be grown across most of the United States. Very cold hardy. Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. A slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help in the early spring growing season.
Ann Magnolia vs Jane Magnolia
It is common to mistake the Ann and Jane magnolia as one and the same, but in fact, they differ in a few ways. The Ann Japanese Magnolia tree can live in zones 4-9 while Jane Magnolia lives in zones 4-8. Additionally, the Ann tree has a darker flower color than Jane.
How Big Does An Ann Magnolia Get?
The Ann Magnolia tree is mostly noted for its compact shrubby habit, slightly fragrant deep reddish-purple flowers, and early to late spring blooms. The flowering tree is a slow-growing, deciduous shrub/small tree. The ann magnolia tree size will typically rise to be over 10-12 feet tall and about 10 feet wide as a mature tree. The Ann Magnolia Tree height will vary on pruning patterns and external conditions.
Ann Magnolia Pruning
When pruning your magnolia x ann pink you will need clean, sharp cutters. Start by pruning off any dead or diseased branches. Then shape your tree accordingly to your desired look. It is best to trim your ann magnolia in summer or early fall.
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- Showy flowers
- Late blooming
- Low maintenance