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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Spring thru summer

Gardens

Plants: Species

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.