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Magnolia acuminata /Cucumber Magnolia

Magnolia acuminata  / Magnolia acuminata
Early spring flower and emerging foliage
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Early spring flower and emerging foliage

Flower in early spring often hidden by large leaves

Close-up image of early spring growth

Young foliage

Young growth


Foliage in late summer

Young tree

Tree in landscape

Close view of foliage

Seed cone truns red before opening to release seed

Seed cone and foliage

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Scientific Name: Magnolia acuminata
Common Name: Cucumber Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: A clean tree with medium coarse textured foliage that makes a fine specimen, in open or part shde or in open areas. Difficult to transplant in large sizes.