Scientific Name: Magnolia x loebneri
Common Name: Loebner magnolia
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Pink, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Follicle, Orange, Red, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, most blades obovate, 8-15cm long x 3-7cm wide; flowers star-shaped, 8-13cm wide, tepals 9(-)12-15, narrow-spatulate, (9-)11-13(-18)cm long, white to pinkish, fragrant, appearing before the leaves; fruit small, orange-red. Winter ID: twigs with aweet fragrance when crushed; lenticels prominent, oval, grey; flower buds 1.5-2.2cm long, hairy; branch bark ridge very prominent.