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MAGNOLIA loebneri 'Leonard Messel'


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:: Magnoliaceae :: MAGNOLIA :: x loebneri (kobus x stellata) :: 'Leonard Messel'
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P9, 0/1/1P1.3L

Main asset

Very floriferous plant, supporting little limestone soils due to its parent Magnolia kobus. The leaves, narrow elliptic, remain bright green all season. The flower buds are very hairy, and visible on the plant at the end of autumn. Flowering, spectacular, is short in case of hot spring.


Hybrid of Magnolia kobus x M. stellata 'Rosea', selected in England in the middle of the XXth century. Can become a small tree.

Highly branched deciduous shrub with very abundant bloom of starry flowers with 12 narrow petals, bright pink with pale pink inside, appearing before the leaves.

  • Uses: specimen, flowering shrubs beds, planters

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 2.5 m x 2 m (8 ft x 6.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: March-April

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: elliptical
  • Foliage colour: light green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: star shaped
  • Flowers colour: pink
  • Forme des fruits : irregular cones
  • Couleur des fruits : green
  • Parfum : no


  • Soil type: staying moist in summer, drained, not too calcareous
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)