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Black Tulip®


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 magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £84.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 11th December where these items are showing as in stock.

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 was developed in New Zealand in the 1980s by the renowned Magnolia grower Mark Jury. It is a seedling of Vulcan crossed with Iolanthe. Black Tulip features larger flowers than Vulcan, with a darker red colour.

Black Tulip is sometimes known as JURMag1. It has quickly established itself as the definitive dark red Magnolia and is widely used in Magnolia breeding programmes.

Black Tulip characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourCrimsonMagenta
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Aphrodite
    Similar to Black Tulip but later flowering so a better choice in areas subject to late frosts.
  • See also Honey Tulip
    Honey Tulip