Family: Magnoliaceae

Scientific Name: Magnolia x soulangeana Lennei

Common Name: Lennei Magnolia

DescriptionA Saucer Magnolia hybrid with dark purple tepals and white centers.
Pronunciation(mag-NO-li-ah) (suu-lan-gee-A-na)
Plant TypeAll Plants, Trees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5
Sunlightfull, tolerates some shade
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, tolerant
Flowersdark purplish-magenta tepals, white center, goblet-shaped mid-to-late April (Morton Arboretum, Isle, Illinois),
Dimensions15-20 by 15-20 feet, broad pyramidal
Maintenancepruning should be done after flowering, best grown in a spot sheltered from the wind
Cultivar OriginRaised by Giuseppe Manetti and named after Peter Joseph Lenne a German botanist. Introduced into the trade by A Toph of Prussia.
Misc FactsThe genus loebneri is named after Max Loebner the original hybridizer of M kobus x M. stellata around 1917.
Author's NotesI have seen this plant flower many times and it is a deep purplish-magenta colored flower. Very nice!
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #86-Magnolia A Gardener’s Guide (Jim Gardiner), #170-Morton Arboretum (
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