Did you know?
Leonard Messel Magnolia trees (Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel') are a hybrid cultivar that resulted from a cross between a Kobus Magnolia and a Rosea Star Magnolia. The first cross of this cultivar was made in Pillnitz, Germany by Max Loebner shortly before the start of World War I.
Up to 20 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Large, fragrant, fuchsia flowers can be up to 6 inches in diameter and are white internally. Obovate leaves can grow up to 5 inches long.
Pests & Diseases
Great as a specimen or accent
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. These small trees do not tolerate extremely wet, extremely dry, or polluted areas. They tolerate high temperatures and are moderately cold hardy, but are still mildly susceptible to damage from late spring frosts.