Magnolia Leonard Messel 3 Litre
- RHS: Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun/Partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: April
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy
- Eventual Height: 8m
- Eventual Spread: 6m
Magnolia Leonard Messel holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit is a deciduous large shrub or small tree of rounded habit, producing fragrant deep pink, tinged white, star shaped flowers opening from purple buds, early to mid Spring along it’s bare branches before the ovate, narrow mid-dark green leaves are formed. An eye catching specimen early Spring for the shrub border, or for use as a small tree within the lawned area.
Looking after Your Magnolia Leonard Messel
Generally pest and disease free an easy to grow deciduous Spring flowering large shrub or small tree in many if not all locations. A low maintenance plant which will benefit from a sunny position in all types of garden from the informal cottage planting scheme to the more formal town or courtyard gardens.
Plant in a well drained neutral to acid soil, once planted apply a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost around the base, this will help to retain some moisture during the drier Summer months. Any pruning required to remove any damaged or unwanted branches to maintain shape should be done mid-summer whilst still in full leaf. Some protection from very cold and drying winds may be required.