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Tree of the Week - July 18, 2005

The deep green summer form of Loebner MagnoliaLoebner Magnolia

Magnolia x loebneri -- Loebner Magnolia 

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 7 
Height: 25 ft
Spread: 25 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 inches 
Flowers: White 

Comments: This slow-growing group of hybrids resulted from a cross between M. kobus and M. stellata. The plants bloom in early spring but may turn brown when injured by late frost. The flowers are very fragrant and flowering begins when the plants are quite young. The plant may be grown in sun or shade. 

Merrill Magnolia's lovely, delicate flower

'Merrill' - The showy, 3-inch white flowers are borne in early spring. A little later than some others, it is less likely to have frost damage on its flowers. 

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