Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia - Magnolia × loebneri  'Leonard Messel'

Common Name: Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: ◊ loebneri
Cultivar: 'Leonard Messel'

Pierre Magnol was a Professor of Botany during the 16th century.

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 8.00 m (800 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A beautiful rounded small tree or large shrub which flowers on bare branches. In mid spring it is smothered in rose pink star-shaped flowers with long narrow petals that emerge from darker pink buds. The leaves are mid green and the tree is deciduous. An elegant choice for a small garden. It can also tolerate chalky soils.

Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches after flowering. The best time to plant is in April adding plenty of peat to the planting hole in a sheltered spot. Mulch in spring with manure and leaf mould especially on dry soils.

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