Spring Welcome® Magnolia– Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ruth’ (RFM-42)
Outstanding pest-free winter hardy selection of Loebner Magnolia that blooms reliably even after early spring frosts. Spring Welcome® is dense, well branched with flowers that are pale pink in bud, gradually opening to pristine white with 11 – 13+ tepals.
USDA hardiness zone 3-7
Height: 20', Spread: 20'
Dense oval to rounded large shrub to small tree.
Summer: High quality dark green; Autumn: Yellow-green to bronze
Pink in bud, gradually opening to clean white with 11 – 13+ tepals and 3 – 4 ½" in diameter. Blooms reliably and flower buds are hardy even below -35 °F. No tepal damage even after early spring frosts.
Aggregate of follicles, unique shape with some ornamental interest.
Full sun exposure for best flowering
Prefers rich well-drained soil. pH adaptable.
Bud grafting or rooted stem cuttings.
Outstanding spring flowering specimen plant.
Can be grown single or multi-trunked. Recommended for use as a large foundation shrub or small specimen tree.
Spring Welcome® has outperformed other Loebner Magnolia hybrids tested in USDA hardiness zone 4.
U.S. Trademark registered - Spring Welcome®.
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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