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Scientific Name: Magnolia x loebneri
Pronunciation: mag-NO-lee-uh ex LOEB-nur-eye
Common Name: Loebner magnolia
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Vigorous hybrid; flowers star-shaped, up to 8 cm wide with (9-) 11-13 (-18) long, narrow, pink to white, fragrant tepals appearing before the leaves; fruit small, orange-red. Winter ID: buds large, hairy; branch bark ridge very prominent.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:5 - 7m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (M. kobus x M. stellata)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include M. 'Leonard Messel' (pink to white with narrow tepals), and M. 'Merrill (white and broader tepals).
Loebner magnolia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:11+
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: Sweet, Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Follicle, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red, Orange, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, bright orange

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Grey

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South : cv. Leonard Messel
(MCF) Main Courtyard Fountain : cv. Leonard Messel
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
(TFLE) Turf Field Lab East : cv. Merrill
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