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Leonard Messel Magnolia

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

SKU
05960
A delightful specimen that develops stunning, bi-colored, flowers on bare stems at an early age. The petals of the exquisite star magnolia-like blooms have rosy-purple undersides and crisp white topsides. Green foliage emerges after the flowers in spring. Excellent for use as a spectacular large shrub or small multi-trunk specimen tree. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh LEB-ner-eye
Average Size at MaturitySlowly grows 10 to 15 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide as a shrub; larger in tree form.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis gorgeous pink-flowering Magnolia can be treated as a small tree or large shrub. Plant up close to enjoy the flowers from indoor or outdoor living spaces. Integrate into flowering shrub borders or use as an accent in a sea of massed perennials. Make it the focal point of a smaller city garden, where you can carefully control the shape for night lighting and visibility.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth Habit14
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsForsythia (Forsythia); Spirea (Spiraea); Lilac (Syringa); Wisteria (Wisteria); Clematis (Clematis)

Grows easily in deep, nutrient-rich, well-drained, loamy soil, but adaptable. Shelter from harsh winter winds and late season cold snaps. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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