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Loebner Magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri)


Loebner Magnolia is the hybrid result of a cross between Magnolia kobus and Magnolia stellata. It is a deciduous small tree with star-like white flowers in early to mid spring. While the blossoms are fairly small, 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), they are packed with up to 15 long and narrow tepals and create an impressive floral display. Fragrant, the flowers can be pure white, blush-pink, lilac pink or pink. Blooming a couple of weeks later than Magnolia stellata, they appear on naked branches before the narrowly elliptic leaves unfurl. They are often followed by cone-like fruits that ripen to red in late summer.

Loebner Magnolia enjoys a rounded habit and is most often grown as a multi-trunked tree than as a single trunk tree. It makes a splendid spring flowering specimen tree for lawns or shrub borders. It should be sheltered from strong winds and late frosts, where possible. While very hardy, its blooms, like those of most early blooming Magnolias, are susceptible to late frosts.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Magnolias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2B, 3A, 3B
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Magnolias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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