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Magnolia acuminata

Common Name(s):
Cucumber tree, Cucumbertree magnolia
Cultivar(s):
Yellow Fever
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Reddish brown to golden yellow fall foliage; native; attracts birds.

Height:
50-100 ft.
Flower:
3-5 in. slightly fragrant greenish yellow flowers in spring; small knobby fruit resembles a cucumber; pinkish red seeds attract birds
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; does not tolerate drought or wet soil
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Pyramidal in youth; rounded to broad with spreading branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; does not tolerate drought or wet soil
Fruit:
3-5 in. slightly fragrant greenish yellow flowers in spring; small knobby fruit resembles a cucumber; red seeds attract birds
Width:
50-80 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
Alternate, simple, 6-10 in. leaves; reddish brown to golden yellow fall color
Tags:
showy flowers, deciduous, fall color, birds, attracts birds, pink seeds, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 507

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