Yellow Bird Magnolia
Magnolia acuminata 'Yellow Bird'
Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||mag-NOH-lee-uh ah-kew-min-AY-tuh|
|Lore||Magnolia lilliflora is known in its homeland of China as the Mulan Magnolia where it is native to the Sichuan and Yunnan Provices.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous, pyramidal growth; reaches 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Design Ideas||This hybrid magnolia is a perfect, single front yard specimen. A natural for parkway and along a driveway. Favored in public parks and other civic spaces. Such an elegant tree is a natural in larger estate and suburban homesites where its full size and breadth is revealed without pruning. Exceptional when combined with other trees that offer summer flowers, autumn foliage and winter silhouettes for four season groves.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Showy Spring Flowers|
Provide deep, organically rich, well-drained, evenly moist soil; avoid soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild dry spells. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9