Leonard Messel Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh LEB-ner-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly grows 10 to 15 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide as a shrub; larger in tree form.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Forsythia (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