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Magnolia kobus var. stellata ‘Water Lily’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height3m
  • Spread3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Magnolia kobus var. stellata ‘Water Lily’. White, mildly scented star-like flowers appear before the dark green leaves on this shub magnolia.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown mainly for the attractive flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Protect from strong winds.

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed, when ripe, in autumn. Selected forms should be propagated by simple layering in autumn, semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by grafting in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spots, blights, scabs, black mildews, canker diseases, and verticillium wilt

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