Magnolia kob ‘Norman Gould’ (White) Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia kobus

Description: Compact and slow growing variety that blooms from an early age. The cup shaped flowers are pure white with a hint pink at the base, slightly fragrant with purple stamens. The puckered leaves are smooth and dark green with paler green undersides emerging after the flowers.

History: Created at the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley in the early 1950’s. Named after the man who served as the RHS botanist between 1931 and 1960.

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

Attributes

  • Flowering month: March
  • Prune after flowering
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Needs well-draining site
  • S Size: Small

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