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Native alternative(s) for Magnolia x loebneri 'Spring Snow':
Cercis canadensis tree form with pink blooms
Cornus florida Cornus florida
Magnolia fraseri Magnolia fraseri
Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia virginiana Magnolia virginiana
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Symplocos paniculata Symplocos paniculata
Camellia sasanqua 'Our Linda' Camellia sasanqua 'Our Linda'
Ptelea trifoliata Form
Magnolia x loebneri 'Spring Snow' has some common insect problems:
Magnolia Scale

Loebneri Magnolia Magnolia x loebneri 'Spring Snow'

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
mag-NO-lee-ah LOHB-ner-ee
Description

This deciduous Magnolia tree is a hybrid from a cross between Magnolia 'kobus' and Magnolia 'stellata' This cross between the taller Magnolia 'kobus' and the shorter Magnolia 'stellata' results in a medium-sized specimen.  

The Loebner Magnolia is vigorous and flowers at an early age. It is a smaller magnolia at 20 to 30 feet, about as wide, and has a round shape and a low canopy.  White blooms appear in February to March. This tree is sometimes grown in a multi-trunked shrub form. 

A number of hybrid cultivars, or varieties, are now available commercially, featuring flowers that have white or varying shades of pink, including pink-lilac.

Pruning can be accomplished in the spring, after flowering.  Regular pruning will give the plant additional air flow, which in turn can reduce its susceptibility to disease.  Pruning also helps to rejuvenate new growth, thereby providing additional flower production.  

An interesting feature is that a bruised stem emits a sweet fragrance. As with other Magnolias, wildlife may use it as cover both within the dense branches and underneath on the ground. It can be grown in full sun or at the edge of a woodland area with partial shade.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Scale are occasional pests. Powdery mildew is also an issue when plants do not receive proper lighting and air circulation is deficient.  Late frosts in the spring can damage flower buds.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#fragrant#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#shrub#frost tender#deciduous shrub#salt tolerant#spring flowers#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#spring interest#deciduous tree#humidity tolerant#urban conditions tolerant#dry soils intolerant#salt spray intolerant#wet soils intolerant#broadleaf#hybrid
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#shrub#frost tender#deciduous shrub#salt tolerant#spring flowers#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#spring interest#deciduous tree#humidity tolerant#urban conditions tolerant#dry soils intolerant#salt spray intolerant#wet soils intolerant#broadleaf#hybrid
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds and bees are attracted.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Shade
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Pink
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    The cone like fruits are prominent in the fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Large, solitary, white flowers with yellow eyes appear in the spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    The brown to gray back has pronounced white raised pores.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The trunk of this Magnolia can be a single stem or multi-trunked.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    English Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heat
    Humidity
    Rabbits
    Urban Conditions