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Magnolia kobus

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A native to the forests of Japan, Magnolia kobus is early flowering, with masses of large goblet to saucer-shaped, creamy white, scented flowers in spring. Leaves, which appear after flowering, are bright green and last until autumn. Ornamental pink fruit are produced in summer.

A lovely small, flowering garden tree, which makes a superb addition to a spring border or woodland garden.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Magnolia kobus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia kobus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia kobus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Magnolia kobus grows to be a small, rounded tree once established.
Height: up to 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Plant Finder: about Magnolia kobus

Common names

Northern Japanese magnolia


Magnolia kobus (Northern Japanese magnolia). This is a deciduous, conical tree, it grows about 10m tall. The leaves are aromatic, about 20cm long and mid-green in colour. The flowers are produced in early spring before the foliage and produce, narrow petals.


They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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