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Cultural Details for Magnolia x acuminata 'Elizabeth'

Common Name:
Elizabeth Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Extremely vigorous

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Rich primrose to butter yellow, location and conditions pending, with light green shades on the exterior towards the bottom of the calyxes.

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Native Habitat:
Hybrid origin (Magnolia acuminata x denudata)

Other Features:
The first yellow-flowering magnolia hybrid introduced in the 1950s, at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York City.

Culture and Care:
Heat reduces the intensity of yellow flowers to cream

This plant was blooming:
4/6/2010 - 4/19/2010
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
500, 520

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.