Magnolia x loebneri Leonard Messel

Magnolia loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
  • Common name: Magnolia
  • Family: Magnoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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 x 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).

How to grow Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

  • Plant size

    8m height

    6m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

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Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' and wildlife

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' poisonous?

Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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