Plant of the week 12. Magnolia Black Tulip is stunning today in our garden. This small tree grows well in most climates, tolerating all but the coldest temperatures. It performs best in the sun and enjoys protection from strong winds. In early Spring the reward is a mass of magnificent, 6 inch black-purple, goblet-shaped flowers. Suitable for smaller gardens. Bred in New Zealand by leading Magnolia breeders, Felix and Mark Jury.