Magnolia acuminata

Cucumbertree Magnolia

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium to fast: 10-15' over a 4-6 year period.
Mature Height - 50-80'
Mature Width - 50-80'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - 6 greenish-yellow petals 2.5-3" long, slightly fragrant, May-early June, some are self-fertile but most are not. Born solitarily and are often high in the tree, masked by the foliage.
Fruit - Aggregate of follicles, pinkish red, October, briefly persisting, 2-3" long, looks somewhat like a small cucumber.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Soft ashy-brown, somewhat attractive.
Bark - Brownish or reddish brown, glabrous, small gray vertical lenticels; emits a spicy odor when bruised.
Other Features - Excellent tree for a large property or a park; Trees appear pyramidal and compact in youth, but spread out dramatically as they age.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant in early spring into a loamy, deep, moist, well drained, slightly acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Does not tolerate extreme drought or wetness. Transplant carefully; roots are few in number with few root hairs. Prune after flowering.
Native Habitat - New York to Georgia, west to Illinois and Arkansas.
Diseases and Insects - Basically free from problems, though scale can occur now and then.
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