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botanical name:
Magnolia 'George Henry Kern'
Magnolia 'George Henry Kern' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Slow growing large shrub or small bushy tree. Compact habit. Abundant tulip-shaped light pink flowers, darker rose pink in bud, produced over a long period in April and May.

Prefer heavy, rich and moist lime free soil, but can be surprisingly adaptable. A sheltered position, especially protection from early morning sun when frosts are likely will reduce the risk of damage to the flowers. Can be pruned after flowering or in July or August. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

Suitable for small gardens.

other notes:
A hybrid of M.stellata x M. liliiflora, raised by Carl E. Kern, Ohio, USA, 1935
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