A gorgeous hybrid magnolia to brighten up any landscape! Merrill Loebner Magnolia will do just that, displaying an abundance of beautiful, large, white with pink-blush, star-like blooms. The blooms emit a light fragrance attracting nearby butterflies. As the weather warms up, the flowers then give way to red, cone-like fruits that ripen in late summer providing food for the local birds. The narrow, ovate, medium green leaves keep its color throughout the season and has little or no fall coloring. A mature tree can grow 15-30' in height with equal spread. Although adaptable to a variety of conditions, Merrill does best in average, moist, well-drained soil receiving full to partial sun. Hardiness Zones: 5-9
**Images are of mature plants
" You are purchasing a 'Loebner's' Magnolia Tree - Magnolia x loebneri 'Merrill'
" Winner of Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
" Easy to care for and maintain
" Hardy, heavy, established roots
" Vigorous growing, deciduous, multi-trunked, rounded crown tree
" Attracts birds and butterflies
" Blooms midsummer until first frost
" Great when used as a specimen in a city or cottage or shrub borders
" Ships in a pot with soil
" Ready for immediate shipping
" Mature Size: 15-30' X 15-30'
" Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained soil; loam, clay, sand; 5.5-6.5
" Hardiness Zones: 5-9
" Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
" Characteristics: Narrow, ovate, medium green leaves
" Bloom: Lightly fragrant, large, white with pink-blush, star-like blooms
" Fruit: Flowers give way to red, cone-like fruits that ripen in late summer
" Growth Rate: Moderate
" Tolerance: Deer
Tip: Potted dormant perennials can be kept in a well-lit cool/cold area (ie. Garage, shed, even in a protected area outdoors) until ready for spring planting. Do not allow them to completely dry out. In winter, plants will be shipped dormant.