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A closeup of the deep burgundy flower of the Genie Magnolia as it opens in spring while the green leaves emerge
A Genie Magnolia planted in a landscape, covered in dark green leaves with the burgundy flowers buds beginning to open
A closeup of the deep burgundy flower of the Genie Magnolia as it opens in spring while the green leaves emerge
A Genie Magnolia planted in a landscape, covered in dark green leaves with the burgundy flowers buds beginning to open

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 12' tall
  • Mature Width: 6' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6' apart



  • Large, fragrant and deep burgundy flowers bloom in spring, with an encore in summer if conditions are ideal
  • Dark green leaves turn a bright yellow in fall
  • Beautiful ornamental tree with a compact stature that allows it to fit in any landscape as a specimen tree, as a window tree or next to your patio
  • A prolifically flowering tree, your Genie Magnolia does not make you wait long to enjoy its incredible color
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Genie Magnolia

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Magnolia x 'Genie' PP20,748

Regular price Still Growing
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Why the Genie Magnolia?

Three wishes for a new ornamental tree: loads of pretty flowers, a petite habit, and an easy-to-please nature. POOF! Genie Magnolia, at your service. This little tree fits into any landscape and enchants in spring with bountiful blossoms. The globe-shaped flowers, which reach 6 to 7 inches across when fully open, are colored a striking, deep burgundy color and give off a light perfume. "Encore, encore!" Don't be surprised if your Genie Magnolia gives you another floral performance in summer. The spring show is often followed by some repeat bloom later on. Ample water during the warm months will help keep the blossoms coming.

Most early-blooming Magnolias are native to Asia, although they’re treasured all over the temperate world. Who can resist falling for these over-the-top beauties? Genie is a hybrid selection developed by New Zealand nurseryman Vance Hooper. It took many years for Hooper to make the complicated crosses necessary to produce it, but Genie finally appeared in his seedbeds. The plucky little tree flowered at only two years of age (some Magnolias take much longer to put out their first blooms). It was introduced to the U.S. in 2008. Genie can be grown as a single-stemmed or multi-trunked tree. We offer both versions.

How to use in the landscape?

Add the Genie Magnolia to your entryway garden, foundation beds, or patio plantings, or try it in a sunny courtyard where other trees would get too big. A light-colored background will set off the dark flowers most beautifully.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

Genie Magnolia benefits from all-day sun, rich soil, and regular irrigation. This tree doesn't like 'wet feet', so make sure drainage is adequate and don't plant it too deeply; we recommend planting all trees 2'' above grade, and this is especially important for Magnolias. Mulch well. You can prevent damage from late frosts to some extent by not planting your tree in a low spot where cold air pools -- make sure that air circulates freely in the area.

How To Water

Genie Magnolia will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

The Genie Magnolia requires little if any pruning to maintain its neat, compact shape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 5-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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