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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/pink of the flower will add a very noticeable splash of colour. If the weather is good it might be awash with colour and if you treat it perfectly, there may be a tsunami of colour. If you see John Snow from Game of Thrones instead of Lilac/pink then the glass you are looking at is not to the garden but your TV.
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 grandparents 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.
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Dear Alan,I just wanted to thank you for sending such a healthy, tall tree, much taller than I was expecting. It has certainly been worth waiting for. You may wish to have a word with your courier company, however, as the packaging was in several pieces and they made no attempt to deliver it to the door. It was left outside our perimeter wall and it was only by chance that we found it. But no harm has been done and should I be in need of further trees, would have no hesitation in swelling your company’s coffers further.Kind regards, Penny T******y 0721
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
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 for planting 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.
They are ancient trees going back 20 million years (the species, not individual trees) and the flowers evolved before bees so relied on a beetle pollination (maybe the original phrase was busy as a beetle?). The UK climate is excellent for Magnolias and they are generally happy to be pruned hard. This means cutting a lot off, not dressing up a Rambo with pruning shears.