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Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’ is a small deciduous tree from the Magnoliaceae family of plants. They also call it the Loebner Magnolia. This is a hybrid Magnolia and a cross between Magnolia kobus and Magnolia stellata.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Dwarf No. 1'
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’ flowers in spring before the leaves.

The name honors Max Löbner, a German horticulturist who cultivated it in the early 20th century and it first flowered in 1917.

It is free-flowering and has a dense branching habit. The flowers are white, fragrant, and they bloom in spring. The foliage is mid-green, obovate, and appears in summer after the flowers. It grows to about 20ft or 6m tall. After flowers, it produces conelike fruit which ripens to a red color. The seeds are also red.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Dwarf No. 1'
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’

How to grow Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’:

Grow Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in any type of soil, moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained. Keep away from urban pollutants. Shelter it from early spring frost. Generally, it is disease-free and pest-free, but watch out for Magnolia Scale. Any pruning should be carried out in the summer. Propagate by softwood cuttings, or semi-hardwood cuttings, usually in the summer.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Dwarf No. 1'
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dwarf No. 1’ at Kew Gardens

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