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KOBUS MAGNOLIA
Magnolia kobus

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Photo Locations: Blake Garden - Kensington, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Japan.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Additional Common Names

KOBUS MAGNOLIA, NORTHERN JAPANESE MAGNOLIA

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Red or Pink Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia kobus Tree Record." 1995-2017. Jul 27, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-kobus >

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