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Magnolia x loebneri - 'Leonard Messel' (Lily Tree)

Magnolia x loebneri - 'Leonard Messel' (Lily Tree)
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Magnolia x loebneri Description

This deciduous small tree bears purple pink star shaped flowers. Spring blossom gives way to green foliage, however Leonard Messel's multi- stemmed structure makes it an attractive specimen - even when not flowering - 5m x 5m


Magnolia x loebneri - Cultivation Notes

Magnolia requires fertile well drained soil- avoiding chalk. Flowers are damaged by frost / wind - so plant under shelter in full / partial sun. Prune out dead / shape in late summer. Mulch annually


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Magnolia x loebneri:

  • Scented blossom
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
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Common Missspellings: Magnowlia, Magnolea, Magneolia, Magolia, Magnolaea

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