Magnolia Black Tulip®

Black Tulip magnolia
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Crimson

If you are looking for a Magnolia with the darkest red flowers then Black Tulip is the best choice. The flowers are a dark crimson-red, tending towards purple, and have a classic goblet shape.

The flowers appear on bare branches, before the leaves emerge, heightening the dramatic effect.

 

Black Tulip was developed in New Zealand in the 1980s and is a seedling of Vulcan crossed with Iolanthe. Black Tulip features larger flowers than Vulcan, with a darker red colour.

Black Tulip trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Black Tulip tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years
£49.95
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How to grow

Plant in a sheltered spot. Keep pruning to a minimum - if pruning is necessary then do so in mid-summer.

Black Tulip characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: Crimson
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
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