Ann Magnolia Tree

Product Description

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.

Need more reason to buy Ann Magnolia? Shop our Ann Magnolia tree for sale. Another star magnolia in the Little Girl series is the Jane Magnolia.

Check out the Magnolia Planting Guide and How to Prune a Magnolia for more information on how to plant Japanese magnolia trees.

Botanical Name

Magnolia 'Ann'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Pink-purple
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 10-12 ft
Mature Width 10-12 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Showy flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Late blooming
  • Low maintenance

Shipping Info

Once your Ann Magnolia Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Magnolias grow well in organically rich, well-drained soil and neutral to acidic soil. Ideally soil should be evenly moist but not soggy. They can grow in moderate shade, but growth and flower production are best in full sun or partial shade. In Northern climates, planting in a location with some wind protection may be best for the Ann’s large leaves and soft wood.

The Ann Magnolia can be maintained as a shrub bush or small tree. They require little pruning other than to promote a balanced, strong frame when young and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning should be carried out in late summer or late winter to avoid bleeding of sap.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Ann Magnolia, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Donna Hoenstien

    I fell in love with this tree due to its large pink flowers. For those who don’t know, this is one of the first trees to bloom after winter…..after months of a dreary winter, it’s AMAZING to see so many pink blooms! I bought three trees and was very happy. I added the fertilizer to make sure they thrive! Thanks A+++

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  2. Brenda Francis

    I bought one of the Ann Magnolias and it came with about 12 flower buds about to open! What a treat! The tree was about 3ft tall and packaged well. Bought in Feb. of 2018.

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  3. Linda Pascoe (verified owner)

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    Perfect plant as advertised Frequently order from your company and never have been disappointed

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Linda, thank you for being a repeat customer and supporting our small, family owned business. Enjoy your new Ann Magnolia Tree!

  4. Mike Gerber

    Tree was a present sent to my out of state sister. Are said it arrived about 3ft tall and was covered in blooms and a planting guide to help her get the tree planted properly. She was happy, which makes me happy. Would order again.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Mike, we are glad your sister was pleased with her tree. Enjoy those early spring blooms on the Ann Magnolia while they last. Happy planting!

  5. Brent (verified owner)

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    We received our Ann Magnolia tree a week or two ago and planted it within a day. It came shipped in great condition. All of the leaves were nice and green. So far it looks to be very healthy and vibrant.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Brent, thank you for your kind words on our Ann Magnolia tree. We are happy it arrived safe and sound. Happy planting!!

  6. Brenda Wakey (verified owner)

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    Very heathy trees, the soil in one did have some gnats in the soil so we had to set it outside & it did get cold but hopefully it will make it!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Brenda, thank you for your honest review of our Ann Magnolia Tree. Keep us posted on the progress.

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