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Magnolia Daphne (AGM)
The Magnolia Daphne is a vivid yellow flowered Magnolia with dark green leaves. It could be argued that the Magnolia Daphne is the darkest yellow of all the Magnolia flowers but we are pacifists here and so if you tell us otherwise, we shall put our hemp covered hands up and not argue with you. Expect flowers around April to May and for them to be long lasting relative to other Magnolia.
The Magnolia Daphne is that outstanding, it got the attention of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and they gave it and AGM (Award Of Garden Merit). We are not sure if any money crossed hands or any undue influence was exerted to get this award but to date the RHS does seem to have a squeaky clean image. For those not in the know, the AGM means that compared to other Magnolias, this one is particularly outstanding for several reasons.
The Magnolia Daphne was bred by Belgian Breeder Phillippe De Spoelberch by crossing Magnolia Miss Honeybee and Magnolia Gold Crown.
Compared to other Magnolia, the Daphne is considered to show flowers at an earlier age.
Considered to have an upright shape making it ideal for compact gardens and hardy down to minus 15 degrees centigrade which easily makes it suitable for the UK climate, especially with global warming on the way.
Expect a final height of between 5-8 metres depending on local weather and soil conditions although over zealous gardeners with un-calibrated shears can have a serious effect on height, especially those that enjoy a tipple or three in the garden before pruning. The spread is also weather and soil dependant but you should get between 1 and 2 metres wide.
The Magnolia Daphne may express a preferred position of close to the bar with a discount card however we have found best results are in a full sun position with plenty of shelter. Inside a bomb shelter with a UV lamp does now count. Light shade can be tolerated and try not to crowd them as they get leggy (not legless!) and will not flower so well.
For best results try to protect Magnolia Daphne from extended periods of drought. Little and often is better than a whole water tanker once a year. Pick the spot where it will stay forever as they do not like being moved. The shallow roots will spread wider than the breadth of the tree so just be aware of that when you are picking a spot.
Although the Magnolia Daphne is deciduous it will hold its leaves well into the Autumnal season and may experience wind damage so again, a sheltered spot is preferred. Considered to be a medium to slow growing tree/shrub.
Fertile, moist, well drained, neutral to acid soil should give you best results and regular mulching will help the tree.
This tree is supplied at a height of 1.25-2.00 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot for planting and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
They are ancient trees going back 20 million years (the species, not individual trees) and the flowers evolved before bees so relied on a beetle pollination (maybe the original phrase was busy as a beetle?). The UK climate is excellent for Magnolias and they are generally happy to be pruned hard. This means cutting a lot off, not dressing up a Rambo with pruning shears.