- San Diego Zoo
Bloom time (approximate):
- Spring thru summer
Magnolia: Lily Magnolia Magnolia quinquepeta 'Nigra'
FAMILY: MAGNOLIACEAE (Magnolia Family)
The Terrace Lagoon at the San Diego Zoo has a purple-blossomed lily magnolia Magnolia quinquepeta 'Nigra' graft (also called Magnolia lilliflora). It has a longer blooming period than its common, white-blooming cousins. Originally from China, the tree usually blooms through spring and summer.