Leonard Messel Loebner Magnolia
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Mature Height - 15-20'Mature Width - 15-20'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - 12-15 petals, 4-6" across, strap-shaped, undulating, crinkled tepals with white on the inside, fuchsia pink on the back, and a purple-pink line along their center. Highly fragrant.Fruit - Aggregate of folliclesLeaf - Alternate, simple, narrow obovate, 4-6" by 1-2.25", abruptly acute, rounded, entire, dark green.Fall Color - Yellow-brownBark - Young brown-purple-green with elliptical-oval gray vertical lenticels. Older trunks gray ans sculptural.Other Features - Truly one of the great Magnolias, lovely fragrance. Sweet fragrance also from bruised stems.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Roots easily from softwood cuttingsNative Habitat - Zones 5-6. A chance hybrid between M. kobus and M. stellata ‘Rosea’ raised in Colonel Messel’s garden at Nymans, Sussex, EnglandDiseases and Insects - None serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.- Other plants of the family Magnoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Magnolia.- Other plants of the species Magnolia x loebneri.