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65.‘Superstar’ Magnolia

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Superstar’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
 4 – 9
Height:
20 – 30
Spread:
slightly greater than
Habit:
Rounded to broad rounded
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Rich, acidic and well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
pink-budded, white flowers, 4 – 6 in diameter, in March – April
Fruit:

Landscape use:

Good tree magnolia for the South


History:

Magnolia x loebneri is the result of a cross between M. kobus and M. stellata made shortly before World War I


Pests\Problems:

Flowers have minimal fragrance; excellent foliage; tremendous vigor


Significant Features:
Essentially problem-free; mildew never observed

 

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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.