“Magnolia x loebneri Leonard Messel is one of the most beautiful magnolias producing abundant dainty white-lilac flowers in spring. It only makes a small tree so it is perfect for a garden and it is reasonable lime tolerant. There can be as many as 12 to 15 petals on a single glorious flower and in the spring the tree is smothered with velvety cased buds waiting to burst.”