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Cultural Details for Magnolia x 'Butterflies'

Common Name:
Butterflies Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Grows 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide in 14 years, eventually reaching 25 to 35 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide.

Average Mature Height:
20 to 30'

Average Mature Width:
15 to 20'

Flower Details:
Canary-yellow, cup-like flowers, 3-5" across. Fragrant, and appear before the leaves.

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Native Habitat:
Hybrid origin; cross of M. acuminata and M. denudata

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers moisture-retentive, acidic, organically enriched soil; full sun to partial shade

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    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.