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Magnolia x loebneri ‘Powder Puff’


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Magnolia x loebneri is a hybrid of the cultivars Magnolia kobus (Japanese magnolia) and Magnolia stellata, bred by M.Loebner in 1914.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Powder Puff' is a variety selected in Hendersonville, North Carolina USA, by August Kehr in 1987 so it is a relatively new cultivar belonging to the Loebner's magnolia group. It grows slowly and is a shrub or tree with a compact, pretty and regular habit.
The flowers of this variety are extremely attractive, small and full, pure white, have 18 to 25 petals and give the impression of a powder brush - hence also the variety name 'Powder Puff'. It flowers in late April and early May. Suitable for any type of garden - including small gardens. It can be grown in large containers. It isquite frost resistant.
Magnolia requires a humus, permeable, slightly acidic substrate and a sheltered, sunny position.

Height and width of the dispatched plant

Variant of the product.

Target height and width

300/400 cm

Planting period

From spring to autumn

Container size

Variant of the product.

Bloom time

From April until May


Minimum -23/-21 degrees, Zone 6A


Keep the soil moderately moist.

Soil type

Fertile, loamy, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral



Maintenance procedures

It is important to cover plants for the winter and removing diseased and frosted shoots, after winter.

For details on how to grow magnolias, see HERE.
Magnolia growth rate

Slow growth pace.

Magnolia form

Small tree or large shrub.

Magnolia cutting

Bushy and compact.

Flowers - tepala length

From 3 to 5 cm.

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