The Loebner magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri) belongs to Magnoliaceae (the Magnolia family). It is a small deciduous tree that is a hybrid of two Magnolia species, the "Northern Japanese magnolia" (Magnolia kobus) and "Star magnolia" (Magnolia stellata). It was crossed by Max Löbner of Pillnitz, Germany, shortly before World War I. This tree grows slowly, and can reach a height of 6 m. The leaves are oblanceolate or elliptic, up to 15 cm long. The star-like white or pale pink flowers bloom in early to mid spring. The flower is 15 cm across, and has 12-16 strap-like tepals.