SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Blake Garden - Kensington, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Japan.
Additional Common Names
KOBUS MAGNOLIA, NORTHERN JAPANESE MAGNOLIA
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, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia kobus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 12, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-kobus >