Magnolia Black Beauty (Magnolia Brooklynensis Black Beauty) As with yellow flowering magnolia, very dark or black-flowering magnolia trees are a rare occurrence in the horticultural world. Magnolia Black Beauty features deep dark purple flowers that are almost black on the outside but reveal a white interior as the flower opens. The spectacular contrast ensures the blossoms stand out on the bare branches of the tree. Potently fragrant, the cup-shaped, upright flowers are produced in profusion late in the spring. The deciduous foliage consists of ovate green leaves that provide interest in the growing season.
Height and Spread of Magnolia Black Beauty This prolific bloomer will reach an eventual height between 5 and 8 metres.
How Hardy is Magnolia Black Beauty? Despite its delicate looks, Magnolia Brooklynensis Black Beauty is an extremely hardy and tough tree. It is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and can withstand subzero temperatures. However, it’s best choose a sheltered spot for planting as harsh winds and late frosts could damage the tender flower buds.
How To Use Magnolia Black Beauty Magnolia Brooklynensis Black Beauty makes a fantastic specimen tree. The deep purple blossoms will stand out in any landscape and add visual interest, especially in smaller spaces. Plant this gorgeous cultivar near a window or patio to best enjoy the flowers’ perfume.
How To Care For Magnolia Black Beauty Magnolias are easy to grow and to care for as long as you meet their basic needs, and it is no different for Magnolia Brooklynensis Black Beauty. This hybrid will do well in full sun to partial shade, and in most soils, although a slightly acidic pH value is preferred. Give your Magnolia tree the best possible start in your garden by planting it with beneficial Mycorrhizal Fungi (available in granules).