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'Leonard Messel'
April 13, 2014. Magnolias never fail to surprise me. Even though I should know by now that they pop quickly on one of the first warm days in spring, I still find myself rounding a corner in the garden and being startled by a sudden display of flowers. So too this year: the front-yard specimens (a M. stellata and a M. x loebneri 'Leonard Messel') were strutting their stuff by late afternoon on this warm and windy day. The back-yard specimens will follow suit soon, I'm sure.
I like how 'Leonard Messel' opens from rich pink buds, is bi-color when it first opens, then fades to a very faint pink.

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