The Purple Lily Magnolia is a reliable source of color in the spring, a variety that grows slow enough and stays short enough to have many possibilities in the garden. Growth on the 'Purple Lily' is to only 6 to 10 feet (or clip to shape), so many possibilities exist on where you can use this amazing source of color. If you need an accent on a large patio, plant the purple lily in a large container. Consider in a larger planter bed to block a view. Mix into an all green landscape and the color will really shine. These magnolias also make good lawn trees. A cool thing about blooming magnolia trees, which are frequently called Tulip Trees, is that the purple flowers emerge before the leaves, so the brilliant show of color can be enjoyed without the leaves in the way. Good cut flower. The purple lily magnolia is hardy to USDA zone 5 and higher, so use with confidence. Provide full sun and consistent water, at least until establishment. Your tree will be shipped as a potted specimen to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden.