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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Flowers and flower buds - cooked[1][2]. The leaves are eaten or used to make a tea[2]. Older leaves are powdered and sprinkled on foods as a flavouring[2].

Unknown part

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

Wood - soft, light. Used for engraving, utensils, matches etc[3][4].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Treats headaches[5].
There are no medicinal uses listed for Magnolia kobus.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy or Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed must be kept cold over the winter and should be sown in late winter in a cold frame[6]. The seed usually germinates in the spring but it can take 18 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least their first winter. They can be planted out into their permanent positions when they are more than 15cm tall, though should be well mulched and given some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors.

Layering in early spring[6].

Cuttings of half-ripe wood in early summer[7].

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Cultivation

Best grown in a warm position in a moderately rich free soil of an open texture[8]. Succeeds in acid or neutral soils in sun or part shade[9]. Fairly lime tolerant[6][7]. The branches are brittle so a sheltered position is required[6]. Very tolerant of atmospheric pollution[6].

A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to about -28°c[6]. The fleshy roots are easily damaged and any transplanting is best done during a spell of mild moist weather in late spring[10]. Plants take 10 - 15 years to flower after being planted out[7]. The leaves are slightly aromatic[11].

Very closely related to M. stellata, differing in having 3 narrow sepals and 6 - 9 broader petals.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Magnolia kobus. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Magnolia kobus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Magnolia kobus
Genus
Magnolia
Family
Magnoliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    12 x 7 meters
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

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    3. ? 3.03.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (1959-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.56.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
    10. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
    11. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)
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    13. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)

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