Abundant, fragrant, cup-shaped spring blossoms are fuchsia with pink overtones. Very hardy, as one of its parents is Magnolia stellata. This smaller, upright Magnolia makes an beautiful focal point in the garden.
One of the 'Little Girl' series of Magnolia, 'Ricki' blooms 2-4 weeks later than M. stellata and M. soulangiana, greatly reducing the risk of damage to flowers from late spring frosts. Flowers bloom shortly before the foliage begins to appear. It is a slow-growing small tree with a compact, shrubby habit that eventually matures to 8-12’ tall and wide. Magnolia 'Ricki' is a cross between M. liliiflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. Excellent hardiness through zone 4 and the warmer half of zone 3 (3b). We grow our Magnolia on their own roots.