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(Löbner's Magnolia )

Magnolia x loebneri is a deciduous Magnolia, compact in habit and often grown as a large shrub or small tree.

In springtime, flower buds appear from velvety casings on bare branches. The long, narrow petals open first as a goblet shape and then as star shaped flowers. Mid-green, oval leaves follow the flowers and in autumn turn shades of yellow.

Magnolia x loebneri is a hybrid of Magnolia kobus and Magnolia stellata, crossed in the early 1900’s by German, Max Löbner. The first flower appeared in 1917. Like most Magnolias, this species does best on acid soil however it is also tolerant of chalk.

Magnolia x loebneri is available from Deepdale Trees as a standard, multistem or pleached tree.

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Plant Profile

Name: Magnolia x loebneri

Common Name: Löbner’s Magnolia

Family: Magnoliaceae

Height: Approx 8m

Demands: Ideal in acid soil but also tolerant of chalkier soils

Flowers: Star shaped flowers on bare branches in spring

Foliage: Fairly small, mid green, oval leaves in spring and summer. Yellow in Autumn.

Magnolia x loebneri info sheet

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’

A white flowered variety and also the most prolific. Named after Dr Merrill a former director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University where this variety was cultivated.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

A pink flowering variety, occurring by chance in the garden of Colonel Leonard Messel at his home Nymans, Sussex


Magnolia x loebneri

Magnolia x loebneri - Spring flower buds

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’

Pleached Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’

Magnolia Loebneri half stem

40-45cm girth, half stem

Magnolia Loebneri mulitstem

4.0-4.5m multistem

Magnolia Loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

2.0-3.0m multistem ‘Leonard Messel’

magnolia Fruit

Magnolia fruit

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ flower

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ flower

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ flower

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ flower (and lacewing)


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