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.