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botanical name:
Magnolia 'Butterflies'
Magnolia 'Butterflies' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Cucumber Tree
synonyms:  Magnolia acuminata 'Butterflies'
family:  Magnoliaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Neatly shaped tree producing abundant deep yellow flowers with 10 to 14 tepals and red stamens.

cultivation:
Prefers heavy, rich and moist lime free soil in a sheltered position, but quite adaptable.

propagation:
By grafting or budding.

other notes:
Hybrid of Magnolia acuminata 'Fertile Myrtle' x Magnolia denudata 'Sawada`s Cream'. Raised by Phil Savage, Blooming Hills, Michigan, USA and introduced about 1988.

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