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Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’

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  • Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height7m to 8.5m
  • Spread5.5m to 6.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink to white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’. Fragrant, purple-pink to white flowers are borne in mid spring, with oval, deep green leaves.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Himalayas, S.E.Asia

Interest and use

Spring/Summer interest.

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  • Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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  • Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings in summer or seed in autumn, or by grafting in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Can be prone to honey fungus.

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