Jane Magnolia Tree Facts

The Jane Magnolia has gorgeous tulip-shaped flowers that arrive prior to the foliage and hang around for about a month or so in spring. These huge, fragrant blooms are pink to purple with a hint of red on the outside and white on the inside. Jane Magnolias bloom in spring and often rebloom throughout summer. This second flush of flowers is quite a treat, adding more color and beauty to your landscape. In autumn you will enjoy even more color as the green leaves brighten to yellow and then copper as the weather cools.
 
This low branching shrub-like tree grows to 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide at maturity. The compact Jane magnolia is a deciduous tree that is recommended for growing zones 4 to 8.

Jane Magnolia Pro Tip

The Jane magnolia blooms a couple weeks later than the early blooming magnolias like the star and the saucer which means you don’t have to worry about bud damage with this little magnolia. No missed years of blooms even in the coldest climates! It varies on your climate and the temperatures, but generally Jane magnolias bloom in April to May.

Jane Magnolia in the Landscape

For landscape purposes we recommend approaching this dwarf tree as a large shrub since it is multitrunk and/or low branching. The Jane magnolia is stunning as a focal or specimen tree in a small yard. In a larger yard plant in groups of 3 to anchor the corners of your yard or your home. This small tree is non-invasive and safe to plant near your home, patio, deck, or fence. Plant your Jane magnolia trees about 6 feet apart for a stunning hedge.

Jane Magnolia Care

Spring and fall are the best times for planting magnolias. If you live in an area with mild summers or winters you can plant at these times as well. Magnolia trees prefer full sun, but can grow well in part sun locations. Magnolias are very adaptable; they can tolerate soil from clay to sand to loam, but be sure it is moist and drains well.
 
When your tree is newly planted, water deeply 3 times per week. Water 1-2 times per week for the next couple months. After establishment your magnolia will be drought tolerant and only need watering once weekly in summer. Mulching is a good option especially with a newly planted magnolia. About 2 inches of mulch will keep your soil moist and the roots protected. It also keeps weeds and grasses that steal moisture and nutrients at bay.
 
Fertilize with a balanced slow release fertilizer in spring for best results. If pruning is necessary, prune right after flowering has stopped to avoid trimming off next year's blooms.
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