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Magnolia, Kobus

Magnolia kobus

Magnoliaceae - Magnolia

Description

Leaves: Alternate; simple; broadly obovate to ovate; 3" to 6" long; deciduous; pointed apex; dark green and glabrous above; paler and glabrous or slightly hairy on veins beneath; inconspicuous fall color; petiole 1/2" to 3/4" long.

Twigs/buds: Twigs moderately stout; glabrous; brown.  Terminal buds large and covered with silvery, silky hairs; lateral buds smaller.

Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect, 4" to 5" diameter, white, and appear in March or April.  Fruit an aggregate of follicles; 3" to 5" long; held upright.

Bark: Brown to gray.

Wood: Unimportant; little information available; however, lumber from some commercial magnolia species is used for furniture, pallets, boxes, blinds, veneer, doors, and millwork.

General: Native to Japan.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Shrub to large tree (cultivar dependent) that is rarely seen in Utah but worth trying.  More cold hardy than most magnolias, and tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.  Zones 3-8.

Cultivars: var. borealis or 'Borealis', 'Wada's Memory'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Magnoliaceae - Magnolia
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
3-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Oval

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Low
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Low