‘Leonard Messel’ Loebner Magnolia

  • Size

    15-20′ Tall and Wide

  • Light Requirements

    Full sun to part shade

  • Soil and Moisture Requirements

    Moist, rich, well drained soils. Does well in loamy soils

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate (~1’/year)

  • Season of Interest

    Mid spring, generally blooms mid to late April

  • Flower Color

    Light pink

  • Fruit

    Cone like aggregate of follicles that will split when matured to show red seeds

  • Fall Color


  • Uses

    This smaller cultivar of magnolia would make for a great accent tree near your house. The large showy flowers are a gorgeous eye catcher making this tree a great specimen plant for your yard or landscape beds. The flowers are delicate so a late frost or heavy wind can shorten the bloom time. To avoid this, plant your magnolias in a more sheltered or covered area to lessen the effects of the weather.