Don't usually venture into this forum , but just thought i would post a couple of pics of my Lilliflora Nigra bought this as a replacment for a magnolia Soulangena which i decided i would dig up and transfer to where this one is now. This was 20+ years old and had a wonderful shape and flowered like clockwork evry year. Not one of my best descisions but needed the space to plant more Maples. :-) Needless to say this died in it's second year due to a really bad late frost, thought i had cracked it but no!!! and i have not been allowed to forget this. This is it's 3rd year in the ground now and i must admit it seems to be coming on nicely , well over 30 flowers this year quite a few have dropped now but i like it, beautiful dark colours when breaking.