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Leonard Messel Magnolia
An award-winning Magnolia with masses of rosy-pink blooms before the foliage.

Leonard Messel Magnolia

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 47223
$64.95
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Leonard Messel is a top European award-winner!

One of the most desirable of the hybrid Magnolias!
One of the most desirable hybrid Magnolias, especially for the small garden, due to its controlled yet vigorous growth, Leonard Messel is a multiple award-winning Magnolia. This chance seedling forms a multi-stemmed, densely branched small tree that grows in a rather upright habit, blooming profusely in early spring on naked branches. Very wind- and frost-resistant, the flowers are single, 5 inches across, with 12 strap-like petals that are creamy white inside and suffused with pink outside.

Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this tree must have excellent drainage. Thrives in dappled shade, such as in deciduous woodlands. Zones 5-10.

Genus Magnolia
Species kobus var. loebneri
Variety 'Leonard Messel'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Winter - Early Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 10 ft - 15 ft
Plant Width 15 ft - 20 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii
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