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botanical name:
Magnolia kobus
Magnolia kobus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Northern Japanese Magnolia
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 12.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: pink
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Broad spreading deciduous tree. Narrowly obovate, sometimes puckered, aromatic, mid-green leaves. Abundantly produced, slightly fragrant, white flowers in spring, about 10cm across, opening from down covered buds. Pink fruits which split to release bright red seeds. Pale grey-brown bark.

cultivation:
Prefers moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil, but is adaptable to most reasonably fertile soil types, including chalky ones. Best in a sheltered position in sun or part shade. Very hardy.
If required, prune unwanted or crossing branches when dormant in autumn or late winter to very early spring.

other notes:
Native to Japan.

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