YouGarden Magnolia Brooklynensis ‘Yellow Bird’ in 3L Pot
Magnolias are a traditional sign that spring has arrived each and every year, with their beautiful huge buds bursting into colour early in the season. Most Magnolia are pink or shades thereof, so this rare and fabulously unique hybrid ‘Yellow Bird’ really is unusual. Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ bears the most wonderful huge lemon-yellow flowers, sometimes streaked lime green, emerging just before the deep green leaves unfurl in the spring. Easy to grow, it’s hardy to -15°C (although best to avoid windy sites) and with just a little prune to shape will form nice, low maintenance, medium sized specimen garden tree. Not just a plant for the garden, you can also plant up in a large patio container and place it by a doorway, gateway or pathway where it will make a superb eye-catching feature, or on a patio where you can really enjoy the beauty. Specifications Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting Eventual height and width if left unpruned: 10m x 10m Availability: September to February Planting time: March to October Flowering time: April to May Top Tips Plant magnolias in a su y or semi-shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well-drained, acid to neutral soil so incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded so apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost after planting, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant. Care Information When planting, choose your site carefully as magnolias dislike being moved. Dig a hole twice the width of the roots, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, and add some good quality fertiliser such as Blood Fish & Bone. Aim to plant at the same depth as it was in the pot. Holding the tree or plant upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil Use your heel to compact the soil around the plant to ensure good contact with the roots. If you’re planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast and use the best compost you can buy – an equal mix of ericaceous compost with John I es No. 3 is ideal. For tall trees and shrubs, we highly recommend using our Tree Planting Kit. You only need to support the bottom half of each trunk, so push 40cm of each stake into the soil next to each tree. With the soft tie, make a figure of eight around both the trunk and stake, and fasten it off – your tree will now be better protected from strong winds. Spread the Mycorrhizal fungi on the roots and in the soil when planting and ensure that it is in close contact with the roots. Water the plants weekly – especially in dry weather – for the first 8 weeks or so – do not allow plants to dry out in the first four months after planting. When the soil and air warm up from late March onwards, you should see the plant burst into life. Shop amazing garden deals right here at Appliance Deals. We check deals online everyday to ensure you always get the best deals available. We check the likes of Homebase, AO, Currys, Robert Dyas, Wickes & many more to ensure you never pay over the odds. Keep your Home & Garden looking great with our amazing offers.