Magnolia 'Ann'


Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Ann
Additional cultivar information:(Eight Little Girls hybrid)
Hybridized by deVos & Kosar
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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:


Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Napa, California

Gainesville, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Versailles, Kentucky

Raleigh, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Easley, South Carolina

Oliver Springs, Tennessee

Gordonsville, Virginia

Shoreline, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 20, 2020, Beetreeguy from Gordonsville, VA wrote:

These are the most beautiful trees I know of in early spring. I planted pale yellow daffodils nearby, which bloom at the same time, and they look fantastic together. I also planted crocus underneath, but that was like putting a canoe next to a yacht. Mine were on sale at Walmart, and didn't have a tag. They're smaller than standard saucer magnolias, with darker purple flowers that rebloom occasionally in late summer. The rest of the year, this is an unremarkable, bushy small tree. It can be trained into a more upright form, but I like its natural look. You can reduce the chance of late frost damage by planing them in morning shade. I'd say they're shade tolerant because mine get shade all morning and one also gets afternoon shade. They're in relatively dry spots with poor clay soil. That, ... read more


On Mar 24, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The U.S. National Arboretum presents eight hybrid magnolia cultivars affectionately known as ''The Girls.'' These selections offer a spectacular floral display approximately two weeks later than M. stellata and M. x soulangiana, thus decreasing the possibility of spring frost damage. The flowers are doubly delightful! They welcome spring in shades of pink to purple and later surprise you with occasional summer blooms. Plants grow as multistemmed large shrubs or small trees bearing slightly leathery leaves that stand up well to summer heat and drought. Winter reveals the plant architecture highlighted by smooth grey bark and fuzzy flower buds. In every season "The Girls'' embellish the landscape.