Magnolia x leobneri 'Leonard Messel' 10L Pot

Code: TR1035
Magnolia x leobneri 'Leonard Messel' 10L Pot
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Magnolia x leobneri 'Leonard Messel' 10L Pot
Magnolia x leobneri 'Leonard Messel' 10L Pot

A small magnolia, this beautiful, rounded, small tree or large shrub will flower early on bare branches. From mid spring it is smothered in rose pink, star-shaped flowers with long, narrow petals that emerge from darker pink buds.

'Leonard Messel' is one of the few magnolias to flower freely from a young age with the added benefit of those flowers being much less susceptible than most magnolias to late night frosts.

An elegant choice for a small garden, this easy care shrub requires little pruning and will reward you by creating a fantastic focal point in the with year round interest.


  • Comes in a: 10L Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 120-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 3 years old
  • Approx. Growth Height:8m (24 ft)
  • Approx. Growth Spread: 6m (18ft)
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 6-10 years
  • Flower Colour:White with pink undersides
  • Foliage Colour: Mid green
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - June)
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
  • Scented: Yes - very scented
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects


  • Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained - acidic soil

Caring and Maintenance

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Select a position offering shelter from cold winds. Mix in a slow-release fertiliser when planting and water well. Prune in mid-summer if necessary


  • Planting Distance: 3-4m minimum

Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn/ spring are the best season for planting, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0/5 (1 review)

Rating: 3/5

"A plant of middling strength"

Reviewed Sunday, 11 March 2018

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