At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

Family: Magnoliaceae
Latin Name: Magnolia 'Jane'
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Coppery yellow
Bloom: Red-purple with white inside
Bloom Time: April to May
Shape: Rounded
Bark: Semi-smooth with spots
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 8
Size: 10 to 15 feet
Spread: 12 to 8 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

The Magnolia Jane’s name mirrors its scientific classification, Magnolia x Jane. This deciduous shrub belongs to the family Magnoliaceae, and it is actually a hybrid plant (a status which is signified, in plant taxonomy, by the x). Part of “the Little Girl Series” of hybrid magnolias (eight in total) developed in the 1950s at the United States National Arboretum, the Magnolia Jane is a cross between Magnolia Liliiflora (“Nigra”) and Magnolia Stellata (“Rosea”). Known for its bushy nature, it is also characterized as being a late bloomer and slow grower, and thus less prone to suffer from damages due to late frosts in the spring. The Magnolia Jane blossoms from April to May, revealing tulip-shaped and fragrant flowers that are rose- violet in color with splurges of white within.

With a 4-8 hardiness zone rating, the Magnolia Jane thrives in conditions that welcome full sun to partial shade (ideal conditions would entail full morning sun with afternoon shade), and favors medium to well-drained soil. Reaching an average height of 10-15 ft., this shrub’s spread may extend 8-12 ft. Its foliage is lush, dense, and dark green, with a leathery-looking texture. These leaves lighten to gentle bronze-gold hues in autumn. The Magnolia Jane’s bark is semi-smooth and soft, and mottles in rounded spots.

To thrive, the Magnolia Jane needs suitable air circulation, as it is susceptible to mildew (though it is otherwise generally pest- and disease-free). Furthermore, due it its extensive and complicated root system, the Magnolia Jane may have trouble recovering from transplants, so it is best to plant it carefully and consciously the first time. It is often chosen as an ornamental shrub for lawns and landscapes, prized for its beautiful flowers and colorful foliage as well as its hardiness and reasonable height, though it can also be cultivated to grow taller as a hedge.

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