Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'

Merrill Loebner Magnolia

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast
Mature Height - 25-35'
Mature Width - 30-35'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - 10-17 white tepals, 3-3.5 across, fragrant. Full flower mid-March to late April depending upon location and/or temperature, free-flowering throughout year.
Fruit - Aggregate of follicles, almost resembling a string of tightly packed beads.
Leaf - Alternate, simple, narrow obovate, 4-6" by 1-2.25", abruptly acute, rounded, entire, dark green.
Fall Color - Yellow-bronze
Bark - Brown-purple-green, dotted with elliptical-oval gray vertical lenticels. Older trunk gray and sculptural.
Other Features - Magnificent in flower, resembling a white cloud. Sweet fragrance when stems are bruised.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Protect as much as possible, avoiding southern exposures will prevent fast bud opening. Prefers a peaty, organic-based soil, full sun for best flowering. Roots easily from cuttings.
Native Habitat - Zone 3b-8. Its parent, Magnolia x loebneri, is the result of a cross between M. kobus and M. stellata made by Max Löbner of Pillnitz, Germany, shortly before World War I.
Diseases and Insects - None serious.
Strength -
Weakness - 3-3.5" across

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- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.
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