Plant DetailShow Menu

Magnolia x loebneri

Common Name(s):

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

A hybrid from a cross between M. kobus and M. stellata. Loebner Magnolia is vigorous and flowers at an early age. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree that grows up to 26' tall and is broad-rounded. It blooms in February-March.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Late winter, gigantic white flower with 9-15 tepals
  • Bruised stems have a sweet fragrance

 

LEGACY

Common Name(s):

Loebner magnolia

Category:

Trees

Comment:

A hybrid from a cross between M. kobusand M. stellata; vigorous; flowers at an early age

Height:

20-30 ft.

Flower:

Fragrant white flowers in early spring with 12-15 petals

Zones:

5-8

Habit:

Deciduous

Site:

Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil

Texture:

Medium

Form:

Rounded to broadly rounded with dense branches

Width:

20-35 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Leaf:

3-5 in. alternate, simple leaves; yellow-brown fall color

Tags:

deciduous

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#pink#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#deciduous shrub#spring flowers#fragrant stems#fantz#decidous tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#pink#deciduous#small tree#fragrant flowers#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#deciduous shrub#spring flowers#fragrant stems#fantz#decidous tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Follicle
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are a cone-like aggregate of follicles.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are single, white and occasionally tinged pink. They are fragrant, 5" in diameter, and have 9-15 spatulate tepals. They are 3" long and 1" wide.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, narrow obovate, acute, rounded, dark green, and grow up to 6" long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    Yes
    Stem Lenticels:
    Conspicuous
    Stem Description:
    Stems are slender, brown to purple to green, are dotted with elliptical-oval, and they have gray vertical lenticels. Sweet fragrance comes from bruised stems.