Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Leonard Messel' magnolia (Magnolia x) adds a touch of ethereal beauty to any landscape with captivating star-shaped blooms and blush pink, purple, and white hues. Beyond its breathtaking aesthetics, the 'Leonard Messel' magnolia boasts a unique blend of vibrant pink and white petals and is often used in landscape settings as a small tree or large shrub. This magnolia is also renowned for its adaptability, thriving in various climates and soil conditions, making it a versatile choice for gardeners of all levels. Some gardeners even see their magnolias living up to 80 years!
Choose a well-draining planting location with partial sunlight, ensuring it receives enough light to encourage optimal growth and blooming. Plant in spring or early fall, digging a hole twice the width of the root ball and placing the magnolia inside, backfilling with soil and watering generously. As the seasons unfold, watch in awe as the 'Leonard Messel' magnolia graces your surroundings with its enchanting blossoms.
DetailsBotanical name: Magnolia x 'loebneri' Common name: Magnolia Zone: 5 – 9 Sun exposure: Sun, part sun Height x width: 15-20' x 10-18' Flower color: Blush pink, light purple, white. Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring Bloom Time: Spring Features: Rare & unsual, heat tolerant, cold tolerant, best for beginners, deer-resistant, attracts pollinators Uses: Specimen, borders, cut flowers, hedge How To GrowSoil: Adaptable to soil, prefers moist, well-drained soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Average water needs. Does not like standing water or wet roots. Shows some drought tolerance once established. Spacing: 20ft. Fertilizing: Apply a standard, slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: In colder zones, wrapping your plant is recommended, especially for younger plants, to protect it from cold winds. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of your plant to insulate roots. Maintenance & pruning: No pruning is needed; if desired, pruning can be done mid to late summer or early fall.
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