Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Leonard Messel Loebner Magnolia

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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 follicles
Leaf - Alternate, simple, narrow obovate, 4-6" by 1-2.25", abruptly acute, rounded, entire, dark green.
Fall Color - Yellow-brown
Bark - 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 cuttings
Native Habitat - Zones 5-6. A chance hybrid between M. kobus and M. stellata ‘Rosea’ raised in Colonel Messel’s garden at Nymans, Sussex, England
Diseases and Insects - None serious.
Strength -
Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.
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