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Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' Half Standard

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  • Magnolias are a traditional sign that spring has arrived with their huge buds that burst into colour early in the season.
  • This rare hybrid 'Yellow Bird' really is unusual, and made even more so as it has been grafted to make a half standard lollipop form with a clear stem beneath.
  • In spring it bears huge lemon yellow flowers, sometimes streaked lime green, emerging just before the deep green leaves unfurl.
  • Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' is still easy to grow, and hardy to -15C, forming a nice medium sized specimen garden tree.
  • Supplied as a bare root tree approx. 70-80cm tall, ready to plant.
  • Magnolias are a traditional sign that spring has arrived with their huge buds that burst into colour early in the season.
  • This rare hybrid 'Yellow Bird' really is unusual, and made even more so as it has been grafted to make a half standard lollipop form with a clear stem beneath.
  • In spring it bears huge lemon yellow flowers, sometimes streaked lime green, emerging just before the deep green leaves unfurl.
  • Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' is still easy to grow, and hardy to -15C, forming a nice medium sized specimen garden tree.
  • Supplied as a bare root tree approx. 70-80cm tall, ready to plant.

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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, and made even more so as it has been grafted to make a half standard lollipop form with a clear stem beneath!

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 already been grafted into a half standard form with a ball of foliage atop a long clear stem, hardy to -15C (although best to avoid windy sites) and with just a little prune to shape will form a nice, low maintenance, medium sized specimen garden tree.

Plant up in a large patio container and place 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.

Supplied as a bare root tree approx 70-80cm tall, ready for immediate planting.

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Item 500162 supplied as:
Supplied as a bare root tree in standard form, at least 80cm in height, supplied dormant for winter and spring planting.

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

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 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

  • On receipt, soak the roots in water for at least two hours. If you can't plant straight away, they should be fine for up to a week if left in a cool, dark, frost-free place - keep the bag around the roots with some water inside.
  • Don't worry if the roots have been cut quite harshly - this is done to encourage the plant to grow.
  • 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 the soil mark on the trunk.
  • Holding the tree or plant upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil, and gently shake the plant, so the soil falls back around the roots.
  • Use your heel to compact the soil around the plant to ensure good contact around 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 Innes No. 3 is ideal.
  • For all trees, 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.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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