Yellow Bird Magnolia is blanketed in stunning fragrant yellow cup-shaped flowers held atop the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruits are showy pink pods displayed in early fall.
Yellow Bird Magnolia is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. A hybrid magnolia selected for its showy pale yellow flowers in spring; neat habit of growth and large, coarse leaves, will grow to become quite a tall tree, leave adequate room.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water.
Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Bloom Season: Spring (April)
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Mature Height: 20 - 40 feet