Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Leaf
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Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Leaf
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 844
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 646
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 161
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Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 160
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 544
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 1226

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
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When the grass turns greener, the birds are singing, and it starts to look, feel, and smell like spring, that's when Leonard Messel Magnolia joins in, adding bunches of fragrant frilly pink blossoms to the celebrations. We love this dependable hybrid Magnolia tree. It's so easy to grow and trouble-free - all you'll have to do is sit back and enjoy the show! The flowers are more resistant to frost than those of other Magnolias, too , should Old Man Winter decide he isn't done with us yet. Plant this choice ornamental tree in a front island bed, in your entryway garden, or - better yet - by your back patio, where you and your guests can savor this fresh breath of springtime.

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Leonard Messel was an English chap whose father moved from Germany to Sussex, England in the late 1800s. The Messel family garden built there was world-renowned, and—now in the hands of the National Trust—is open to the public. Some say the bubble-pink Magnolia that appeared there in the 1950s (a hybrid between two different species) was merely a happy accident. Our Clump-Form Leonard Messels are grown in the usual way for this type of Magnolia, with three or more trunks coming from the ground, and a bushy habit.

The Details

Leonard Messel, son of Ludwig Messel, took over the famous garden at Nymans in Sussex, England in 1916. Nymans is famous for its collection of Magnolias that were under the Messel's care for generations. This low-branched specimen is a great addition to any garden, even the small ones! And the flowers are the best part. Appearing in spring, these fragrant flowers are deep pink on the outside and creamy white on the inside. Dark green leaves follow. A Cary Award winner from the Worcester County Horticultural Society for its outstanding performance, hardiness and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

One of the hardiest and easiest-to-grow Magnolias, this beauty does best in full sun and well-drained soil. When it comes to young trees, it is best to apply fertilizer in the fall for the first 3 or 4 years to help them establish a strong root system and produce healthy new growth. For the Leonard Messel Magnolia, a low rate fertilizer would work well. Minimal pruning is necessary, but if needed prune in late spring or early summer. This Magnolia has no major insect or disease problems.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 10-15'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Light Pink
Flower Time Early Spring
Cary Award Winner Yes
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' tall. Bower & Branch allows this multi-stemmed form to branch low near ground level to provide almost clump like appearance. Full and wide grown in our #15 tree container.

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Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Leaf
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 844
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 646
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 161
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 159
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 160
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 544
Leonard Messel Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 1226