Magnolia kobus var. loebneri
- Versatile habit
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)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun
Height 10 - 15'
Width 10 - 15'
Finish Time 1.5 seasons
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.