Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei'

Saucer Magnolia 'Lennei' grows from a large, densely branching shrub into a small, multi-stemmed tree with a broad vase-shaped to broad ovoid crown, eventually attaining a height of about 8 m. The flowers have a wide tulip shape, slightly fragrant. The fairly wide petals are an even, warm pinkish purple on the outside and creamy white on the inside. The flowers open around mid to late April, somewhat later than other M. soulangeana cultivars. They are followed by irregular red conical fruits. Was discovered in the mid-19th century in Lombardy, northern Italy, and named after the German botanist Peter Joseph Lenné. Suitable for parks and gardens.

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