Magnolia loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’
Habit: Large shrub or small tree, 3-6 m tall, 3 to 8 m wide, broad crown, umbrella-shaped when old, slow-growing, 20-25 cm a year.
Flowers: Profuse with masses of flowers, light purple-pink on the outside, cream-white inside, almost star-shaped flowers, before leaves shoot in mid-April, pleasant fragrance.
Fruits: Like cucumbers, with red seeds, slightly poisonous.
Leaves: Reverse ovoid, green, yellowish brown in autumn.
Roots: Fleshy, extended, few twigs, sensitive to mechanical injuries.
Demands: Sun to light shade, likes warmth, usually frost hardy, sensitive to late frost in cold areas, likes high humidity.
Soil: Moist to fresh; acidic to moderately alkaline; humic, well drained substrates.
Hardiness: Zone 6b