Magnolia 'Eskimo' (White)
M. Kobus ‘Norman Gould’ x M. x soulangeana ‘Lennei’
Description: A large, upright, rounded shrub with maturity with a handsome spreading habit. Stunning, large, cup shaped, white flowers with a hint of lilac appear on the bare stems in early spring. Valued for its frost hardiness down to -6c.
History: Crossed by August Kehr of Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Magnolia Growing Tips: Full sun to part shade lover, best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Provide sheltered site as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds, and late frosts. Shape and size can be controlled by pruning which should be done either immediately after flowering or during late summer.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m