Common name: Kobus Magnolia, Mokryeon, Kobushi magnolia
Origin: Asia, Japan
Height at maturity: 10 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: small tree or large shrub
Flower color: white sometimes slightly tinged with purple pink
Type of soil: well-drained, moist, deep. Appreciate the limestone
Use: in the garden, pot, bonsai
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Kobe magnolia is a small tree native to Asia with rapid growth and a vigorous habit. It reaches a maximum height of 10 meters and spreads over 4 meters.
Before the leaves appear, flowering is manifested in the spring by a multitude of white flowers which can sometimes be tinged with pink or purple at the base.
An easy-to-grow tree that supports pruning well, it is an ideal subject for bonsai cultivation or to give it a more reasonable size in the garden. It can be grown in a well-draining substrate and it is one of the very few magnolias to appreciate calcareous soils.
Its roots being fleshy, it is quite possible to plant it near a wall or a construction that it will not damage.