Genus Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Magnolia 'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrowly ovate leaves. Flowers lilac-pink, paler within, scented with about twelve narrow tepals, and opening before the leaves.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Green leaves. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 4 - 8m. Ultimate Spread: 2.5 - 4m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.