Leonard Messel Magnolia blooming heavily in the landscape Close up of pink Leonard Messel Magnolia bloom

‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia

Magnolia kobus var. loebneri

'Leonard Messel'

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Leonard Messel Magnolia blooming heavily in the landscape Close up of pink Leonard Messel Magnolia bloom
  • Fragrant
  • Floriferous
  • Versatile habit
Description
The epitome of springtime beauty, 'Leonard Messel' magnolia is a magnificent large shrub or small tree with rose-purple buds that open pale pink. Very hardy. Ideal used as a specimen plant in residential landscapes.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10 - 15'

Width 10 - 15'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moist, rich, acidic soils with good drainage are required.

Pruning Blooms on old wood. Selective pruning only is recommended; do so after flowering.

Uses Specimen plant; mixed borders

Growing Tips Flowers can be damaged or destroyed by unexpected frosts - site in a protected area if this is likely to be an issue in your climate.