Spring Welcome® Magnolia– Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ruth’ (RFM-42)

Description:

flowering_treemagnolia_flowerleaf_closeupOutstanding 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.

Hardiness:

USDA hardiness zone 3-7

Mature Size:

Height: 20', Spread: 20'

Form (Shape):

Dense oval to rounded large shrub to small tree.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Foliage:

Summer: High quality dark green; Autumn: Yellow-green to bronze

Texture:

Medium

Flower:

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.

Fruit:

Aggregate of follicles, unique shape with some ornamental interest.

Light Preference:

Full sun exposure for best flowering

Soil Preference:

Prefers rich well-drained soil. pH adaptable.

Propagation:

Bud grafting or rooted stem cuttings.

Ornamental Attributes:

Outstanding spring flowering specimen plant.

Landscape Attributes:

Can be grown single or multi-trunked. Recommended for use as a large foundation shrub or small specimen tree.

Comments:

Spring Welcome® has outperformed other Loebner Magnolia hybrids tested in USDA hardiness zone 4.

Patent Status:

U.S. Trademark registered - Spring Welcome®.

Licensing Status:

This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.

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