A small growing tree, Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ is an excellent choice for smaller gardens.
Attractive cup shaped rosy purple flowers on a deciduous magnolia that has an upright habit, make it a useful tree for confined spaces as well as for growing in containers. The flowers open first as a nice cup shape and then to big blousey flamboyant show offs, Deeper pink on the outside and a paler color on the inside.
This is a Magnolia x soulangiana cultivar with good glossy green foliage.
Grown at the back of the border where it will act as a backdrop for other plants. As a feature tree in a lawn or in the open garden, or as a container or pot grown specimen in a courtyard, Royal Purple is a versatile plant.
Best is a humus rich moist soil in full sun to light afternoon shade.
Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ will reach around 4 – 6 m over time with a spread od around 2m after 8 – 10 years.
- Although reasonably drought tolerant it is best to provide extra moisture during hot dry summers.
- Pruning is generally not required except for the removal of dead or damaged limbs
- New plants should be staked to help maintain an upright habit, watered in well with aliquot seaweed fertilizer to promote new root growth and mulched to provide a cool root run. Look for a soil ph of 6 – 6.5.