General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 20 - 40 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree

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Common names
  • Magnolia

Photo Gallery
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-06-07
Location: Maine
Date: 2022-05-21
Location: My garden, Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2021-05-18
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-06-06
Location: Medina, TN
Date: April, 2014
This photo shows the closeup of the flower and the buds and leave

Date: 2018-04-22
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Date: 2018-08-01
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Location: Maine
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2008-06-08
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: 2022-05-26
Location: My garden, Toronto, Ontario
Date: May 2021
Location: Maine
Date: 2016-09-22

Date: 2017-04-05

photo credit: Wendy Cutler
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: 2022-05-26
Tree needs shape rehab
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-03-29
Yellow Bird Magnolia 004

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-29

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