Plant Details: Yellow Flowering Cucumber Magnolia
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Yellow Flowering Cucumber Magnolia
Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata
This beautiful yellow flowered very rare medium sized deciduous Magnolia grows to a height of 60'high x 30'wide. Native to the Piedmont of NC. SC. GA. and Ala. where it is rarely encountered in the wild and even more seldom in the nursery trade. It in full flower in spring and its handsome foliage adorns this species all summer turning yellow, fading to brown in the fall. This fast grower makes an excellent specimen tree. Very under utilized tree as an ornamental mostly because its scarcity and difficulty in collecting seed for propagation. First discovered and described by Botanist Andreas Michuax near Augusta, Ga. around 1790. Michuax introduced it into cultivation in 1803. It was thought to be extincted in the wild after not being seen for some time until 1910 when it was rediscovered by Lewis A. Berckmans in proximity to where Michuax had first discovered it. This is my favorite native deciduous tree of all time. I highly recommend this species for gardens that have room for it! It is absolutely aw inspiring to witness in flower.
As always with this species, quantities are limited.
Plant Growing Conditions
These are nice sized, 4th year plants, nicely leafed out and approximately 20" tall. As with all seed grown plants, color may vary. We will ship in pot.
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