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65.‘Superstar’ Magnolia

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Superstar’


Tree Details

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

Landscape use:

Good tree magnolia for the South


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


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.