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Northern Japanese Magnolia - Magnolia kobus
Magnolia kobus, known as mokryeon, Kobus magnolia, or Kobushi magnolia, is a species of Magnolia native to forest areas in Japan and occasionally cultivated in temperate areas. It is a deciduous, small to tall tree which has a slow rate of growth but can reach 8–15 m (25–75 ft) in height and up to 10 m (35 ft) in spread.
Magnolia kobus is classified within Magnolia subgenus Yulania. The Kobushi magnolia is closely related to the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata), and some authorities consider the star magnolia to be a variety of M. kobus, M. kobus var.
Specific epithet (kobus) comes from the Japanese word kobushi meaning
fist, in reference to flower bud shape resembling a small fist.