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Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' (Magnolia 'Leonard Messel')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Other names

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Leonard Messel' _ 'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrow ovate leaves about 12cm in length. Flowers are lilac-pink and paler in the center with a lovely scent. The flowers grow to 10cm in width, with about twelve narrow tepals, and open before the leaves.


Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' (Magnolia 'Leonard Messel') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Other names

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Leonard Messel' _ 'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrow ovate leaves about 12cm in length. Flowers are lilac-pink and paler in the center with a lovely scent. The flowers grow to 10cm in width, with about twelve narrow tepals, and open before the leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Horse chestnut scale

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' (Magnolia 'Leonard Messel') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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