The Black Tulip Magnolia tree has flowers with a most unusual look, such a tight cupping when in bud gives them the look of tulips before opening. Once the blossoms do open, the flowers stretch to approx 6 inches in size—a good way to show off their reddish burgundy hue. Take advantage of the smaller tree size (growth to approx 15 to 20 feet, 6 to 10 feet across) of the "Black Tulip" and consider in smaller garden beds. Monrovia growers says you could even top it and make a hedge out of it! The black tulip would be an ideal, early spring specimen for a much needed splash of color, something that just makes you smile as winter draws to a close. Consider this deciduous magnolia for edges of perennial borders or mixed with a background of tall, dark evergreens. Grow the black tulip magnolia as a container plant use as a backdrop for other blooming shrubs. Your Magnolia will be shipped potted in soil to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden.