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Magnolia 'George Henry Kern'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Unique hybrid Magnolia

Fragrant spring blossoms

Excellent for patio containers as well as small gardens

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Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shade

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Description

Magnolia 'George Henry Kern' is a unique hybrid Magnolia, which offers the spring flowering of Magnolia stellata types with the robust, showy blooms of Magnolia liliflora. Magnolias are known for their fragrant spring blossom, and make an astoundingly beautiful shrub for any garden.

Magnolias can be slow-growing, so are excellent for patio containers as well as small gardens. Magnolia 'George Henry Kern' carries pretty, rose-pink, aromatic flowers from April to June, one of the longest flowering periods of any deciduous Magnolia. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: up to 2.5m (8.2').


Culinary note: The young flowers, once separated, can be pickled and then used either on their own as a treat or in salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 5 litre potted magnolia plant (KA9630)
1 x 3.5 litre potted magnolia plant (58212)
2 x 3.5 litre potted magnolia plants (T58213P)
1 x 12 litre potted magnolia plant (74108)
2 x 12 litre potted magnolia plants (T74109P)

How to Grow
Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.

When growing Magnolia 'George Henry Kern' in a patio container use a blend of ericaceous compost mixed with John Innes No. 3.

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Water regularly throughout the growing season until young magnolias are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted bark chips or garden compost to the base of the plant. Magnolias require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged stems or crossing stems.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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