This large shade tree bears many big, light yellow, slightly fragrant flowers in the late spring. Cucumber magnolia originates from the central eastern United States and has broad oval leaves and elongated fruits that resemble small cucumbers.
When mature, ‘Yellow Fever’ develops large branches that spread outward from its central trunk. Its yellow flowerbuds appear in mid-spring. The flowers are light yellow when they first open and eventually fade to cream. After pollination, the elongated...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Leaves with beautiful texture upon the branches and large white flowers makes Ashe's magnolia a worthwhile tree for woodland gardens. A native of the American Gulf Coast from Florida's western panhandle to eastern Texas, Ashe's magnolia is a large deciduous shrub to small tree with huge, delicate, medium green leaves. In early to midsummer it bears dinner plate-sized, fragrant, white, bowl-shaped flowers that are tinted with burgundy at the base. These are followed by cone-like fruits in fall that...
Mark A. Miller
(Chinese Willowleaf Magnolia, Hope of Spring Magnolia, Magnolia)
Sweetly fragrant flowers adorn the branches of the Chinese willowleaf magnolia in early spring, followed by comparatively narrower oval leaves. In its native China, this tree's common name is "hope of spring." Often growing from multiple thin trunks, this deciduous magnolia attains an oval silhouette when mature. It was first introduced into North American landscapes in the late 1970s.
Branch tips display long, upright flower buds with a fuzzy surface and tan color--almost like massive pussy...
This native of the Himalayas is a tall deciduous tree with large pink flowers (white in the case of M. campbellii forma alba) that look like waterlilies. Opening in late winter or early spring before the large, dark green leaves emerge, the flowers have wide-spreading outer segments and erect, cupped inner segments. Conical when young but becoming rather broad and gaunt with age, Campbell's magnolia can take many years to bloom, although the variety mollicomata flowers at a relatively...
(Lilytree, Yulan Magnolia)
Yulan magnolia is an excellent specimen tree that will provide a floral display in spring. It tends to have a bit of an irregular but rounded form. A native of China, its flowers emerge before the leaves in early spring and are normally all white or ivory. Occasionally the flower petal bases may be dabbed with a little fuchsia coloring. Sporadic reflowering may take place during the summer. The seed pods are large and brown with red fruits.
Grown in full sun or partial shade on rich moist soils...
(Bigleaf Magnolia, Large-leaved Cucumber Tree, Umbrella Tree)
One of America's showiest native trees, bigleaf magnolia has large foliage with silvery undersides and massive, white, fragrant flowers in early summer. A deciduous tree, it slowly becomes broadly rounded with upright branches. Bigleaf magnolia is is native from the Ohio River Valley south to Louisiana and Florida. Its smooth bark is tan to sandy brown.
In early spring the fuzzy, bluish green leaf buds swell, unfurling to form huge, egg-shaped leaves of bright green with silvery gray undersides....
Native to the mid-elevation forests of Japan, willow-leaved magnolia bears white springtime flowers, faintly smelling of orange blossoms. The floppy-petaled flowers appear before the elliptical leaves. Foliage is green but with a blue-green cast on leaf undersides. Crush a leaf or bruise a young twig and the scent of lemon or anise permeates the air. This tree will be pyramidal when young, aging into a more spreading branched canopy.
Place willow-leaved magnolia in a full to partial sun location...
For years horticulturists have simply considered this tree to be the mid-20th century hybrid between the large, cold-hardy kobus magnolia (Magnolia kobus) and the willow-leaved magnolia (M. salicifolia). However, taxonomists have not yet resolved the identity of this tree, which carries many physical characteristics on par with willow-leaved magnolia.
The willow-leaved magnolia is native to mid-elevation forests of Japan. It produces 6-inch (15-cm) wide, white springtime flowers,...
This native of China, Korea and Japan is a small deciduous tree with a broad, spreading habit. It produces fragrant flowers in late spring that may appear sporadically throughout summer. Each small bowl-shaped bloom is white and has a distinctive cluster of red stamens in the center. These are slightly fragrant and glow against its large, oval, dark to gray-green leaves. The aggregate fruits that follow are a pink. In fall, the foliage turns shades of yellow and gold before dropping off.