Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888
arboretum@boonecountyky.org

Open Daily
Dawn - Dusk
Free Admission

Join Our Email List
Email:  

Contact Us

Information on invasive species

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Horticutural Links

Donate to the Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum

Promote Your Page Too

Employee Login

Cultural Details for Magnolia kobus

Common Name:
Kobus Magnolia

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
30-40'

Average Mature Width:
35'

Flower Details:
White, slightly fragrant, 4" across or less, 6 petals, with a faint purple line at the base outside

Fruit Details:
Elongated aggregate of follicles, 1" to 3" long with showy red seeds, attracts birds

Fall Color:
Does not develop good fall color, although leaves die off yellow to golden brown

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Scale

Native Habitat:
Native to Japan. Introduced 1865

Other Features:
Does not flower well when young and may take as long as 30 years to reach full flowering potential.

Culture and Care:
Excellent for all types of soil, including limestone. Full sun to partial shade, transplant from container prune after flowering,prefers rich, well-drained soil

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
4610

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu