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Magnolia acuminata

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Magnolia acuminata - Cucumber Tree Magnolia - (Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)

Magnolia acuminata - Cucumber Tree Magnolia - (Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)

More About Magnolia acuminata

  • Pyramidal when young, matures with a straight trunk and a rounded crown
  • Greenish-yellow flowers bloom high in the tree
  • Cylindrical bunches of seeds, (cucumbers) are green in late summer, ripening red, drying brown
  • Fallen red fruits will attract ground birds
  • Narrow pointed green leaves up to 25 cm long
  • Fall colour is yellow, gold and brown
  • Bloom Time: Late spring
  • Flower Size: 7 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Endangered in Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

15-20 m

Colour:

Green
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Cucumbertree Magnolia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Unlike most magnolia, which are grown as a multi-stemmed form, cucumbertree magnolia has a straight trunk. Best grown in a slightly acidic soil and is intolerant of drought, excessive moisture, and pollution. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering, to allow the plant enough time to reset buds for the following year. May take a few years to produce flowers.


Magnolia acuminata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Tree form
Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge
Screening (privacy)
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Magnolia acuminata