Fragrant, Fully Double Flowers

White Rose Magnolia

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 47765
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Magnolia loebneri 'White Rose'

Gardenia-shaped Blooms
As exquisitely formed and richly scented as a gardenia, the soft white, fully double blooms of White Rose last and last on this compact, very cold-hardy little tree. A seedling selection of 'Ballerina' that outdoes its parent in nearly every way, White Rose is ideal for today's smaller gardens, making a big impact without occupying a lot of space.

The blooms arise in early spring, ahead of many Magnolias, and remain fresh and ultra-fragrant for weeks. The petals don't drop until long after the bloom has faded, so you can watch the color progression and enjoy every minute of these spectacular flowers. Held upright like giant candles on their stems, the blooms are awe-inspiring.

Even after the flowers pass, White Rose is a pleasant presence in the garden. At maturity this tree is just 12 feet high and 8 to 10 feet wide, and it thrives in full sun in cool and temperate climates, partial shade farther south and west. (It makes a fine understory planting.) Give it a place of honor and enjoy the large, handsome foliage and plump, full shape of this tree.

White Rose has much better tolerance of winds, cold weather, and poor soils than many other Magnolias. Once established, it is adaptable and easy. You will enjoy a legacy of early spring beauty for decades with this fine specimen! Zones 4-8.

'White Rose'
Item Form
Trade Gallon (3qt)
4 - 8
Early Spring
12 ft
8 ft - 10 ft
Additional Characteristics
Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy, Poor
Border, Cut Flowers, Specimen
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Denny from VA wrote (October 28, 2013):
I have ordered for at least 5 years and been very satisfied with the plants that I have received from them, I now have a yard that is talked about and praised for its unusual variety. Thanks you very much !!


Set plants in a well-drained but moist, organic soil of acid reaction. The site should be sheltered from winds, and since the earlier flowering kinds tend to be prone to frost injury, any frost pockets or low ground is best avoided.


Little pruning will be necessary, except to improve the form; prune after flowering. Water liberally during periods of drought. Established plants do not like to be moved.


Zones various.

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