|A colchicine induced polyploid form, originating at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley. Some consider it a cultivar of M. kobus var. stellata. Deciduous trees or shrubs, reaching 80 feet tall with rough brown or silvery gray bark. Twigs are greeny-yellow. Terminal buds are covered with silvery hairs. Leaves are smooth and dark green with paler green undersides. The white flowers are fragrant with purple stamens. Blooms in March to April, fruits August to September.
Native to forests of Japan, and parts of S. Korea. The wood has been used for engravings, matches, and fuel. Adaptable to many conditions, and quite cold hardy. Seed grown plants may flower between 10-30 years old, grafted or cutting grown will bloom at 10 years old. Often used as rootstock for other magnolias.