Leonard Messel Magnolia
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.
|Species||kobus var. loebneri|
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||5 - 10|
|Bloom Start to End||Late Winter - Early Spring|
|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|