Magnolia x loebneri Leonard Messel

Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
  • Common name: Magnolia
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 8m

Spread: 6m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Magnolias are flowering shrubs or trees, renowned for their magnificent large blooms in spring and summer. Deciduous and evergreen magnolias grow best in fertile, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, in full sun.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' bears pale pink, goblet-shaped flowers, that become more star-shaped as they open. Flowers appear before the foliage, making them particularly spectacular. Grow Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel' in full sun or partial shade, in a moist, well-drained soil. Little pruning is required – remove dead, damaged or diseased branches in midsummer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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