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.
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.
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.