Spring Welcome® Magnolia

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Greet spring with a profusion of heavenly white blooms! The Spring Welcome® Magnolia Tree (Magnolia loebneri 'Ruth' P.A.F.) is a fantastic early blooming, double bloom that erupts with abandon before the leaves emerge each year. Picturesque and fast-growing, these fragrant, double, star-shaped blooms pop out of their pinkish buds around mid-spring.

This gorgeous hybrid deciduous tree then reveals dark green pointed foliage that displays coppery bronze fall color and showy green seedpods the birds seek out in autumn! The relaxed, oval form stands out with its coarse texture but won't overpower the setting, only growing about 15 feet in height and with a smaller spread at maturity.

Spring Welcome® Magnolia are fantastically cold-hardy, and the slender stems look lovely in the winter punctuated by fuzzy-covered buds that keep the flowers warm until spring. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 - 7 these are long-lived trees in the proper conditions!

Planting and Application:

Magnolias are picture-perfect landscaping ornamental trees that attract loads of pollinators and birds! Made for front yard landscaping, specimens, and general garden accents, their size makes them easily tucked into the smallest properties without outgrowing their spaces.

Spring Welcome® arrives often with their branching low, so you can use them as stately hedges and privacy screens, offering up bird-friendly shelterbelts and windbreaks. Otherwise, limb up the trunks and keep them as multi-stemmed or single-stemmed specimens! Elevate a moon garden or reflect one in a calm pool in your meditation nook for a beautiful retreat with a Spring Welcome®!

  • Gorgeous Double White Blooms Revealed From Pink Buds
  • Very Fragrant
  • Coarse Texture & Wonderful Oval Form
  • Faster Growth & Hardiness
  • Wildlife, Hedges, Specimens & Small-Scale Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Magnolias are easy to care for ornamental flowering trees and just need a full sun location in well-drained soil to do their best. Also tolerating partial shade, however, you will see fewer blooms in anything less than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant in enriched soil with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the root system, ensuring it extends out over the entire dripline. Provide consistent moisture for new trees, then only supplemental moisture throughout hot summers and during drought. Best in a protected location in the coldest hardiness zones.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Regular Moisture Needs
  • About Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring

The elegant Spring Welcome® Magnolia trees will amplify the beginning of the growing season with their beauty and a fragrant flush of cloud-white blossoms! Order this new specimen today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Spring Welcome® Magnolia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Magnolia x loebneri Ruth
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering