Did you know?
Betty Magnolia trees (Magnolia Xliliiflora 'Betty') are part of the "Little Girl Series" of magnolias. This cultivar was created in 1955 at the US National Arboretum by crossing a Black Lily Magnolia with a Rosea Star Magnolia.
Up to 15 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Large, cup-shaped flowers bloom in early spring and can grow up to 8 inches in diameter with deep purple-red exteriors and white interiors. Ovate leaves emerge with a copper tint in the spring, mature to a dark green in the summer, and fade to a copper-bronze in the autumn.
Pests & Diseases
Great as a specimen or accent
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. Keep protected from strong winds, as leaves tatter very easily. These cold hardy, small trees can tolerate heat, drought, pollution, and poor soil conditions once established.