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Magnolia ‘Jane’ | Plant Profile

‘Jane’ is a variety of the genus Magnolia that consists of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs. Most Magnolia have large leaves and showy flowers. ‘Jane’ is a small variety that resembles a shrub. Large purple flowers bloom in spring with periodic blooms throughout summer. Constantly changing leaves emerge as copper in spring, turn dark green by summer, and return to yellow or copper in fall.

‘Jane’ prefers fertile, acidic, well drained soils with medium moisture in full sun to part shade. ‘Jane’ blooms later than most Magnolias and is less likely to be damaged by late frosts. A layer of mulch around the roots can help to keep consistent soil moisture. Avoid strong winds or south-facing locations as this may cause the flowers to bloom early, making them vulnerable to frost.

The vibrant showy flowers make Magnolia ‘Jane’ a beautiful centerpiece or accent piece. They can be grown near structures or in woodland areas. When aligned, these small trees or shrubs can become an informal hedge or lawn dividers between small yards.


Magnolia 'Jane' Characteristics

Magnolia 'Jane' are small trees or shrubs with fragrant purple leaves. The purple leaves are cup shaped with white centers. These trees are slow growing and only reach up to 15' tall and nearly as wide. After the flowers die back, the ever-changing leaves create multi-season interest.

Pruning is only suggested for dead or damaged branches and should be done immediately after the flowers die back. One established, it is best not to attempt to transplant as the spreading root system can easily be damaged.

Magnolia 'Jane' are good choices in northern climates that can be prone to late spring frosts. The late blooming flowers are less likely to be damaged than plants that flower early in spring. Most diseases or pests are non-lethal. Leaf spot, canker, and powdery mildew are possible as well as weevils, snails, and scale.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 8
10.00 - 15.00
8.00 - 12.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?