This is a most unusual form of Magnolia. The tree has a neat, compact habit, and deep burgundy flowers with a strong tulip shape. The tree is ideal for a small garden and the flowers make a really striking statement on unclothed branches in winter or early spring. This variety would be ideally placed against light background that contrasts strongly against the colour of the blooms, to show them at their best. As with all of our other vaieties, Magnolia 'Genie' would make a fine statement tree in a location that can be viewed through a window during the colder months.
The colour of the blooms in this variety is particularly stable, compared to some other burgundy forms. The leaves are small, and a rich dark green.
Common Name: Magnolia 'Genie' (PBR)
Soil: Appreciates consistent moisture throughout the year, avoid very dry or very wet soil.
Position: Full sun to part shade.
Flowering period/colour: Late winter – early spring/burgundy
Hardiness: Fully hardy in the severest European climates (to below -20°C).
Height in 10 years: 3m
Special features: A small new variety of Magnolia with tulip shaped blooms in a deep burgundy colour.