‘Merrill’ Loebner Magnolia

  • Size

    15-20′ Tall and Wide

  • Light Requirements

    Full sun to part shade

  • Soil and Moisture Requirements

    Moist, rich, well drained soils. Does well in loamy soils

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate (~1’/year)

  • Season of Interest

    Mid spring

  • Flower Color


  • Fruit

    Cone like aggregate of follicles that will split when matured to show red seeds

  • Fall Color


  • Uses

    The ‘Merrill’ magnolia is a white flowering magnolia that would look stunning as a foundation planting, especially by a dark building. The large leaves and rounded shape of the tree would make this a great option near decks, patios, or other outdoor living spaces. These trees can also be clustered into a hedge row or used to add some height in a perennial garden bed. The delicate flowers can be easily damaged by a late frost or heavy wind storms. Picking a location that is sheltered by other trees or buildings can help reduce the chance of damage to the flower buds and flowers.