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Magnolia Blue Opal (Yellow)
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Magnolia 'Blue Opal' (Yellow)

Magnolia acuminita

Description: A medium to large deciduous shrub reaching heights of up to 15 metres over several decades. The deciduous leaves are large and rich green. Striking, large, blue-green buds appear in spring. These unusual blue buds mature to dark yellow flowers with blue-green outer petals. When pollinated these flowers ripen into cucumber shaped fruits which give the tree its common name the Cucumber Tree.

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): 5m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Prune after flowering Prune after flowering