Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’thomas2019-03-21T19:33:28+00:00
Leonard Messel Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’
Size: 15’-25’ Tall and 20’-30’ Wide
Growth Habit: Rounded, compact
Growth Rate: slow to moderate
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Adaptable to different soil types prefers well draining soil, does not tolerate wet feet.
Appeal: Leonard Messel Magnolia has a similar petal shape to the Star Magnolia cultivar but has the outside purple to pink colored petals similar to Betty or Jane cultivars. A hybrid magnolia that will have flowers around five inches in diameter and it will bloom in early spring. The foliage will emerge as bronze green color and deepen to a dark green throughout spring then fade to yellow bronze during fall before losing its leaves for winter.