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. The Magnolia will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground.
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. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils.
Light Requirement: Full sun to Part Shade
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Bloom Season: Spring
Mature Height: 20 - 40'