Magnolia George Henry Kern

Magnolia George Henry Kern

Item: MGEO

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Flowering Month:
April
Flower Colour:
Pinky/White
Hardiness:
To -15 °C
Height After 10 Years:
200-400cm
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Deep pink in bud, opening to rose pink on the outside, and pale pink on the inside of thick textured long lasting tepals. Long lasting flowers on a compact plant, ideal for small gardens. Height 2-3 metres in 10 years. Prefers sun and acid soil.

The flowers are composed of 8-10 strap shaped, thick textured tepals giving a flower of excellent quality. They flowering over a long period, starting on leafless shoots in early April and continuing into summer months when the plant is in full leaf.

This is a medium sized shrub raised by Carl Kern in Ohio, USA, in 1935 and after George Henry Kern who was killed on aactive service with the US Navy in 1945. It is a hybrid between Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' x M. stellata 'Rosea' and grows up to 30cm per year, with a neat bushy habit.

The Basics

Ideal soil

Acidic soil, good organic content, pH 4.5-6.0. Inkarho range of rhododendrons will tolerate soils up to pH7.5

Sun or Shade

Light dappled shade is best for most varieties.

Shelter

Refer to hardiness rating. Give young plants protection.

Site Selection

Avoid close to trees, roots, invasive weeds, walls, hot patios, dry banks and waterlogged soils. Do not use weed matting or stone mulch

Plant spacing

Use the height shown in 10 years as a guide to the distance between each plant. Allow room for plant to fill out. If planting closer for instant impact, be prepared to move plants after a few years.

Compost

  • 3 litre pot, dig in 10-20 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 7.5 litre pot, dig in 20-30 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 70-80cm specimen, dig in 60 litres of ericaceous compost.
  • 100-120cm specimen, dig in 120 litres of ericaceous compost.

Planting depth

Plant high in the ground, with the top of the rootball visible.

Feeding

Slow-release ericaceous feed recommended in March and straight after flowering.

Mulch

Recommended every few years.

Water

The key ingredient! Keep moist all season, especially the critical time at end of June for flower bud initiation. Tap water is better than no water. Heavy dose at least once per week in dry weather.

Drainage

Ensure good drainage in winter, especially with yellow varieties. Avoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning

Not normally required. Tidy wayward shoots after flowering. Evergreen azaleas and Bloombux can be clipped into a low hedge.

Deadheading

Remove old flower-heads, particularly on young or weak plants.


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