Magnolia Black Tulip – and Escargots à la Bourguignonne

Magnolia Black Tulip Of this particularly beautiful magnolia, one of my favourites - Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury, Magnolia Black Tulip® is stunning. This woody tree grows well in most climates, tolerating all but the coldest temperatures. It performs best in the sun and enjoys protection from strong…

Magnolia Black Tulip II

  A very recent post has an elegant bud of this particular Magnolia, Black Tulip, just beginning to break, but with little sign that it would develop into these great blossoms, many inches across. Time to get back to RHS Wisley, where this photograph was taken in 2010, for an update on this particular specimen.

Magnolia Black Tulip

Magnolia Black Tulip, a hybrid raised by Mark Jury in New Zealand and released in 1998. It was selected out of 150 seedlings that were grown from a cross between Magnolia Vulcan and Magnolia Iolanthe. The colour of the flower is an exceptionally dark ruby-red, with a large goblet shaped blossom. The foliage is dark…

Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’

An initially confusing name for a very beautiful small, deciduous tree, bearing large goblet shaped blooms of an arresting deep colour. Underplant with contrasting bulbs (deep blue muscari or pale narcissus perhaps) for a show-stopping display! One of the smaller growing magnolias, more suitable for a town garden, in full sun or light shade, with…