Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
Magnolia Daybreak is one of the better deciduous garden Magnolia to choose from. A neat upright shape with large (around 20-25cm wide) and very fragrant splayed pink rose flowers which appear from an early age around April to May time. Pale green leaves with a wavy edge.
Crossed with Magnolia Woodsman and Magnolia Tina Durio. Considered to be UK weather hardy and of a columnar habit. Expect the flowers to show themselves mid to late season although lighter soils could bring them out earlier.
Suitable for planting in urban settings as will tolerate pollution.
Depending on when in the year you purchase our Magnolia Daybreak, expect delivery heights to be between 120 and 200cm. As you might expect, they get taller as the year goes on depending on the weather! We grow from August to August so any Magnolia Daybreak trees we sell before August will be taller but will be those which are left over from the year before. Those sold shortly after August will be the most vigorous and pick of the crop. Either way, you will get a Magnolia Daybreak that has been expertly looked after and inspected before despatch.
A medium sized tree which means you can expect the tree to be around 4-6m tall at 10 years but may go on to grow more depending on local weather and soil conditions. With a columnar shape expect its width to be less than its height. With the Daybreak, you should be looking around 1.5m to 2.5m wide. Do not be standing there for a decade with a tape measure and calendar, we are only giving you approximates here.
Magnolia Daybreak will attract wildlife to your garden, by that we mean birds and the bees, not Stig Of The Dump. Plant in full sun with plenty of shelter for best results and avoid frost pockets. Keep the surround area clear to ensure the Magnolia Daybreak is not competing for resources otherwise it will become leggy.
Magnolia Daybreak is clay tolerant although if you happen to supply the local pottery club with your garden excavations, then this might be a step too far. As with many other Magnolia trees, the Daybreak requires a well draining site and will provide better results with frequent watering instead of sporadic drownings. A slightly acidic soil is preferred.
Expect better results in a sheltered site (horticultural type, not refugee or homeless!..we don't want you ringing in from a tent city in Iraq, Iran, Syria or other place complaining your tree is not performing as advertised) An occasional thinning will provide new growth the following year.
The tree is supplied with the rootball intact in compost which means you can plant these any time of the year.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
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.