Merrill Loebner Magnolia
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - FastMature 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-bronzeBark - 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" acrossPlants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.- Other plants of the family Magnoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Magnolia.- Other plants of the species Magnolia x loebneri.