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Spring Welcome® Magnolia
11 or more tepals open a pink-tinged white and then mature to a pure snow white.

Spring Welcome® Magnolia

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 35302
Buy 3+ at $62.95 ea
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Grow a Wall of Blushing Spring Blooms

Spring Welcome® blooms early with lush pink-on-white flowers.
Fill your landscape with glossy semi-evergreen foliage and enjoy a spectacular show of early spring blooms! Spring Welcome®, previously known as Magnolia loebneri 'Ruth,' is an amazing specimen with very early, lush blooms and exceptional cold hardiness. Spring Welcome ® is an effective accent for the periphery of a woodland area, or a specimen tree for the lawn or border.

These miraculous blooms come on early in spring (around March) before the plant is even leafed out, and each bloom opens up to 4 ½ inches in diameter and overflowing with 11 or more tepals! The tepals are blushed in rosy pink when they come on, but mature into a pristine snow white. These showy, fragrant blooms make perfect cutflowers--place one in a bowl of water, and it will stay fresh for weeks!

This cross of Magnolia x loebneri 'Ruth' is a deciduous tree with a spreading, rounded crown. The bright green foliage has a narrow-obovate shape. In the fall, greenish seed pods split open to reveal the red seeds.

Plant in full sun to part shade in a spot with some room to grow over time--Spring Welcome® reaches 15 to 18 feet high and wide at maturity. Give this Magnolia average, well-drained soil and a moderate amount of water. Spring Welcome ® shows no serious disease or pest problems. Late spring frost may damage early blooms, but will not kill the tree--in fact, 'Spring Welcome' has proven hardy in temperatures as low as -40 degrees F! Zones 4 to 8.

Genus Magnolia
Species loebneri
Variety Spring Welcome®
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Season Early Spring - Late Spring
Habit Pyramidal
Plant Height 18 ft
Plant Width 18 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Light Cream, Light White, Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green, Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico