Magnolia 'Butterflies' (Yellow)
M. acuminate x M. denudate ‘Sawada’s Cream’
Description: A fast growing small to medium tree with an upright habit. One of the earliest flowering magnolias. Upward facing, deep canary yellow blooms, with red stamens and a slight lemon fragrance. After the tepals have fallen, the foliage of oblong-elliptical dark green leaves emerge and remain attractive throughout the growing season.
History: This hybrid was raised in the U.S.A by Phil Savage. Cross between M. acuminate and M. denudate ‘Sawada’s Cream’.
Magnolia Growing Tips: Full sun to part shade lover, best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Provide sheltered site as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds, and late frosts. Shape and size can be controlled by pruning which should be done either immediately after flowering or during late summer.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m