Scientific Name: Magnolia kobus
Common Name: northern Japanese magnolia
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Obovate, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Apr
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Pink
Key ID Features:
Leaves to 15cm long with pointed tip and ciliate margins; flowers with 6 tepals, white with pink tinge appearing before leaves in April. Winter ID: graceful habit, usually multi-stemmed, broken twigs with strong odour; persistent or dropped irregular shaped fruit; flower buds hairy, about 2cm long; leaf buds 2-4mm long, nearly black with grey hairs.