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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
magnolia 'Leonard Messel'
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
'Leonard Messel' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrowly ovate leaves to 12cm in length. Flowers lilac-pink, paler within, scented, to 10cm in width, with about twelve narrow tepals, and opening before the leaves
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frosts may damage flower buds. Will grow in moist alkaline soils. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Magnolia pruning should be carried out in midsummer when in full leaf
Pests May be damaged by horse chestnut scale, snails and capsid bug
May be affected by coral spot, grey mould, honey fungus, a virus and fungal leaf spot
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magnolia 'Leonard Messel'
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