Magnolia (syn. 'Sonnenkind') 'GOLDEN GIFT'

Magnolia (syn. 'Sonnenkind')
Magnolia (syn. 'Sonnenkind') 'GOLDEN GIFT'
magnolia
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
 small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-4m
USUAL WIDTH 2-3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS yellow
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Magnolias
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Golden Gift is a magnolia crossing between m. acuminata ‘Miss Honeybee’ and (m. acuminata x m. denudate) which makes it obvious that thanks to a lot of genes of cucumber magnolia (m. acuminata) the flowers should be yellow. And they are! They are 6-petalled, mid-sized, tulip-shaped, soft yellow with some green on the outside when they open. They are faintly fragrant and open late in the season – from late April, therefore easily escape last spring frosts. Also important is the blooming season which on established plants stretches for as long as 4 weeks with continuously opening flower buds.

Golden Gift magnolia grows slowly into a well-branched, dense, compact to almost dwarf shrub or small tree of rounded canopy. Young plants are somewhat spreading, becoming denser and more upright later. It was bred by David G. Leach (1913-1998) from Madison in Ohio, USA, a famous rhododendron breeder who in 1980’s wanted to get a hardy, yellow flowering magnolia with late flowers that can escape frosts. He crossbred 9 varieties, and Golden Gift was introduced in 1997. It is often considered his best yellow.

Magnolias are not supposed to be pruned. You can prune old shrubs if ill, or trim them to shape or to reduce size, or make an elementary cut to young plants of unsightly or unhealthy appearance. Do this as soon as possible after flowering to secure setting of flower buds for the following year. Be aware that each magnolia can respond differently to pruning.

Deciduous magnolias are quite easy plants. All they need is light, well-drained, acidic soil with equal moisture throughout the year. Once established they can do with occasional drought but will not look as nice as the ones with regular watering. Just pay attention to how you plant your magnolia. First, find it a spot where it will live forever and ever. It does not like transplanting. And as it makes shallow roots reaching well over its spread, stay away from disturbing the roots by digging or messing about around it. Just cover the soil with bark mulch and do not plant anything else near it after say the second year after planting onwards. You could damage the important top roots that absorb maximum moisture and nutrients from the soil. Also avoid planting magnolia too deep. Thus, you could be digging it a grave. Hardy to at least -30 °C (USDA zone 5) and may take a few degrees lower for a short period of time.

Last update 19-12-2020
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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