A picture of a Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Some Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' in flower
Some Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' with bright yellow leaves

Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel' Overview

Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is a deciduous shrub or tree cultivar, dependent on the form it takes, in the Magnoliaceae family. It grows vigorously to a medium size, producing oval foliage up to 12cm long. Showy flowers are produced in spring, these are coloured lilac-pink and fade to paler shades on the inside of the flowers. They are scented and measure approximately 10cm across, there are roughly 12 narrow petal-like structures termed tepals. Magnolia are interesting plants in that their flowers open before the leaves. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Special features of Magnolia × loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Attractive flowers