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Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' - 90-110cm, 5lt

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' - 90-110cm, 5lt

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Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous, compact, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree, with ovate, medium green leaves. Fragrant, star-shaped, deep purplish-pink, white inside, flowers with 12 narrow petals open from purple buds and bloom in early to mid-spring. Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' grows best in fertile, rich, slightly acidic, moist, but well-drained soils. It doesn’t like too wet or too dry soils. It thrives in full sun, but tolerates partial shade. Resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered form winds. Late frosts may damage the buds, but it is more resilient to early frost than other Magnolias. Intolerant of urban pollution. Low maintenance plant. Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a cross of M. kobus and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It’s an exquisite flowering shrub, perfect for small informal, cottage, or woodland gardens. It is great as a specimen plant and for informal hedges and screens, excellent for lawns, foundations, and shrub borders.
  • Common Name

    Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    fragrant, star-shaped, deep purplish-pink, white inside, flowers with 12 narrow petals

  • Foliage

    ovate, medium green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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