Ann Magnolia Tree

Ann Magnolia Tree

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  • Showy flowers

  • Fragrant

  • Late blooming

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $39.95 Sale price $24.95 38% off

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


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 ornamental 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.


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.

Shipping information

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.

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.

Growing 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 and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



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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Botanical Name
Magnolia 'Ann'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
10-12 ft

Mature Height
10-12 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Purchased Two Ann Magnolias

I received my two 3.5 foot tall magnolias about six weeks ago - they were securely packed and arrived healthy and in good condition with several buds on each plant. I planted them immediately, and they buds continued to swell and then began to open in about two weeks. about two weeks later, the plants began to leaf, and they are now covered with foliage. The plants are thriving so far, and I am happy with my purchase.

Tanya L.
United States United States

Be patient

Excellent. I was concerned with white substance on my Ann magnolia and customer service was great. I was horrified to see all the beautiful green leaves fall of in winter and just a bunch of sticks coming out of the ground. But then, early March these “sticks” began to bloom. All three produced gorgeous flowers and continue to this day. Absolutely gorgeous and I was ready to chuck them! Be patient people. These are high quality plants and the customer service is great. I would order more if I only had room haha.

carl s.
United States United States

Beautiful Tree

I ordered an Anna Magnolia from Perfects Plants. At first I received the wrong tree but Mrs. Shirley made things right. She was very nice and I ended up with a beautiful tree. It is blooming right now! I would buy another tree from Perfect Plants.


walter j.


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