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Black Beauty

Magnolia x brooklynensis

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 trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £67.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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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 / Vase
  • 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