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Yellow Bird Magnolia

Magnolia acuminata 'Yellow Bird'

Pronunciation: mag-NOH-lee-uh ah-kew-min-AY-tuh
SKU #06019

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Description Bright canary yellow 3 1/2 inch flowers appear more dependably since they emerge with the foliage late in the spring after the danger of frosts. Plant as an accent or specimen. A Brooklyn Botanic Garden introduction. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water deeply when dry.
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Vigorous, pyramidal growth; reaches 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border
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 Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Wisteria (Wisteria); Azalea (Azalea); Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub (Pieris); Clethra (Clethra)
Care 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.
Lore Magnolia lilliflora is known in its homeland of China as the Mulan Magnolia where it is native to the Sichuan and Yunnan Provices.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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