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Elizabeth Magnolia

Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'

A stunning yellow-flowered Magnolia, with a profusion of elegantly tapered buds that open to large, fragrant, primrose-yellow blooms in spring. Blooms are replaced by large, dark green leaves on the neat, upright, pyramidal form. Well-suited for use as a landscape specimen, and a wonderful shade tree with its wide-spread branches. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh a-ku-mi-NA-ta dee-noo-DAY-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 25 to 40 ft. tall, 12 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Spring
Design IdeasThis lovely small tree is a yellow deciduous variety that extends its range well beyond that of evergreen Magnolia. Big beautiful flowers should be viewed up close, so use as an accent around porches, patios or other outdoor living spaces. A favorite of the cottage garden, it won't grow too large. Spot into your favorite perennial or flowering shrub border for some fragrant romance. Best to keep out of hot afternoon sun, but will make the perfect tree offering color and limited shade in a small city yard.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsWisteria (Wisteria); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Clethra (Clethra)

Provide deep, enriched, acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in all but the coldest of climates, with protection from harsh winter winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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