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Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'


Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a compact cultivar with beautiful two-toned flowers.

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a compact, multi-stemmed cultivar with beautiful two-toned flowers - white on the inside and pinkish purple on the outside. A cross between M. kobus and M. stellata 'Rosea' with strap-like petals that are more similar to its star magnolia parentage. Flowers are less susceptible to frost than most magnolias and are precocious (blooming before leaves emerge).

Common Name: Magnolia

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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