This hardy magnolia is a member of the “Little Girl” group of hybrid magnolias that was developed in the mid-fifties. It can be considered either a shrub or small tree that bears impressive deep purple/red flowers with 7-9 petals that resemble a tulip. Ann Magnolia blooms in early spring and may re-bloom during the summer. The leaves are dark green and are somewhat leathery in appearance. Ann Magnolia is a great plant to brighten up any landscape or to be used as a border shrub.