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Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’

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Magnolia x loebneri is a hybrid of the cultivars Magnolia kobus (Japanese magnolia) and Magnolia stellata, bred by M.Loebner in 1914.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is bred at Nymans Garden in Sussex, England. It was introduced by J.Comber the garden manager in 1950 and named after the owner of the gardens at Nymes.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a shrub or small tree up to 4-5 m tall. It produces medium-sized, fragrant flowers. The wide-open flowers reach up to 20 cm in diameter. Petals dark pink outside, white inside, slender with slightly inwardly curved edges, tolerant of minor frosts down to -5 oC. Flowers profusely in late April and early May. Suitable for any type of garden - including small gardens. It can be grown for many years in large containers, and is quite frost resistant.
Magnolia requires a humus, permeable, slightly acidic substrate and a shady, sunny position.
The variety 'Leonard Messel' has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Height and width of the dispatched plant

Variant of the product.

Target height and width

400/500 cm

Planting period

From spring to autumn

Container size

Variant of the product.

Bloom time

From April until May


Hardy, zone 6B


Keep the soil moderately moist.

Soil type

Fertile, loamy, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral



Maintenance procedures

It is important to cover plants for the winter and removing diseased and frosted shoots, after winter.

For details on how to grow magnolias, see HERE.
Magnolia growth rate

Growth rate typical for the species.

Magnolia form

Small tree or large shrub.

Magnolia cutting

Spherical and compact.

Flowers - tepala length

from 5 to 7 cm

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