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Black Beauty

Black Beauty is named for the rich dark purple colour of its flowers (although they are not black). The flowers have white centres.

Black Beauty is slow-growing, eventually producing an upright conical form.

Black Beauty magnolia for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

History

Black Beauty is one of a number of Magnolias developed by Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, near New York. It was developed in the 1990s and released in 2001.

In Magnolia circles the term "black" generally refers to flowers with the darkest purple hues.

Black Beauty characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourPurple
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous