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Loebneri Leonard Messel Magnolia Tree
The explosion of Pink in your garden from Magnolia Loebneri Leonard Messel is worth the wait. The Lilac pinkish colours of flower will add a very noticeable splash of colour.
Clay, loamy or sandy, this tree does not mind. It will not like getting its feet wet like most other Magnolias so make sure the soil has good drainage.Trying to fit "wellies" to the biggest roots will be a complete waste of time.
These are good low maintenance trees but pick a good spot for it as they are like your grumpy grand parents and not keen on change. Circumstances that is, not lower denominations of currency.
You should be looking at a mature height of around 8m but this is weather and site specific.
The tree will be at least 2 years old when you receive it and will be between 60-120cm tall in a 7 - 12 litre pot. The height range is quite large as it depends on the weather and when in the year you purchase....tree grow you know!
The tree is supplied with the rootball intact in compost which means you can plant these any time of the year. Great for the genocidal gardeners out there with fingers capable of sucking the life out of anything plant like as you only need to plant and water initially. Feeding and maintenance comes later but at least the tree has a fighting chance before then! Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
Arguably larger pots mean larger root balls and therefore more vigorous growth.