Leonard Messel Magnolia

General Information

Leonard Messel Magnolia is a hardy magnolia featuring two-toned, star shaped blooms with dark pink on the outside and light pink on the inside.  It is a dependable bloomer with a delightful fragrance. This hybrid came from Colonel Messel’s garden in Nymans Sussex, England. Can be trained as a small tree or large shrub.  Excellent flowering specimen tree.  Beautiful for a shrub border, or an accent plant in a city garden.  Gorgeous year round interest.  Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit winner.

Additional Information

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ grows best in Full Sun.  It will grow 15-20′.  Plant in zones 5 to 9. Deer resistant. Can be propagated by seed or root cuttings.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant in average, well drained soil.  Will tolerate a variety of soil conditions, but prefers moist, acidic soil. Water regularly, especially in extreme heat. Fertilize in early spring.  Prune in winter. Buds may be damaged by late season frost. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI.  We do not ship plants to California due to Department of Agriculture regulations.   

Additional information


Bloom time







Spread 12 to 15 Feet
Height 15 to 20 Feet
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 5 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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