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Magnolia 'Jane'

 
Magnolia 'Jane'

Family magnoliaceae
Life cycle tree (Z4-9)
Flowers pink (spring)
Size to 25'
Light sun-part shade

Like 'Ann' and 'Betty', which we grew in our Pennsylvania garden, 'Jane' is a member of the 'Little Girl' series of hybrid magnolias (M. stellata x liliiflora), bred to bloom later than their cousins to avoid freeze damage to the flowers and buds. 'Jane' has large elegant flowers that open to soft pink from reddish purple buds. Its growth habit is a large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree. We bought ours at a local nursery, so I hope that the upper zone designation I found on some reference sites (zone 8) is conservative, and that it will do well in our steamy climate. We bought this one as a replacement of sorts for the 'Elizabeth' magnolia (not in the little girl series), which we had designated as our daughter Lily's tree when she was born. We left that one behind when we moved to Texas, and Lily missed having a magnolia to call her own. Now she has one again.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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