MAGNOLIA: Magnolias are one of the loveliest and most impressive spring flowers. Coming early in the season, with their thick, waxy petals forming goblets on bare branches, a mature magnolia in full bloom is a breathtaking sight. Take your notebook, camera and friends and go and visit your local botanic garden if you are not familiar with these wonderful plants and you will find the 'wish list' grows at every turn.
Magnolia kobus var. 'Leonard Messel' - Leonard Messel Magnolia
(Magnol-ia: bears the name of Pierre Magnol, 1638-1715, botanist of Montpellier)
Leonard Messel (M. kobus var. loebneri) A magnificant large shrub, small tree with rose purple buds that open pale pink. Very hardy. Originated at Nymans, Sussex, UK.
Also makes a fantastic bonsai!
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
Color of Bloom: Light Pink
Hardy Zones: 4-8. Mature Height: 15-20'
Months of Bloom: Spring
Mature Height: 15-20'