Genie Magnolia Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 6'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Genie Magnolia

Magnolia x 'Genie' PP20,748
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Three wishes for a new ornamental tree: loads of pretty flowers, a petite habit, and an easy-to-please nature. POOF! Genie Magnolia, at your service. This little tree fits into any landscape and enchants in spring with bountiful blossoms. The globe-shaped flowers, which reach 6 to 7 inches across when fully open, are colored a striking, deep burgundy color and give off a light perfume. Add Genie to your entryway garden, foundation beds, or patio plantings, or try it in a sunny courtyard where other trees would get too big. A light-colored background will set off the dark flowers most beautifully. 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 6'
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Most early-blooming Magnolias are native to Asia, although they’re treasured all over the temperate world. Who can resist falling for these over-the-top beauties? Genie is a hybrid selection developed by New Zealand nurseryman Vance Hooper. It took many years for Hooper to make the complicated crosses necessary to produce it, but Genie finally appeared in his seedbeds. The plucky little tree flowered at only two years of age (some Magnolias take much longer to put out their first blooms). It was introduced to the U.S. in 2008. Genie can be grown as a single-stemmed or multi-trunked tree. We offer both versions.

The Details

"Encore, encore!" Don't be surprised if your Genie Magnolia gives you another floral performance in summer. The spring show is often followed by some repeat bloom later on. Ample water during the warm months will help keep the blossoms coming. 

How to Grow

Genie Magnolia benefits from all-day sun, rich soil, and regular irrigation. This tree doesn't like 'wet feet', so make sure drainage is adequate and don't plant it too deeply; we recommend planting all trees 2'' above grade, and this is especially important for Magnolias. Mulch well. You can prevent damage from late frosts to some extent by not planting your tree in a low spot where cold air pools -- make sure that air circulates freely in the area. Genie requires little if any pruning to maintain its neat, compact shape. 

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Avg Mature Height 12' Tall
Avg Mature Width 6' Wide
Spacing 6'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Maroon/Purple
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Genie Magnolia Tree
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