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Magnolia acuminata 'Brenda' (Cucumber Tree Magnolia)

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Magnolia acuminata 'Brenda' | 2 gal. pot

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One of the deepest yellow flowered magnolias. Flower is the same size as 'Butterflies', but a brighter color. The leaves are thick and dark. Available Mid April.

Magnolia acuminata 'Brenda' (Cucumber Tree Magnolia)

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Noted magnoliaphile Pat McCracken says this is THE deepest yellow magnolia he has ever seen, and he has over 100 in his collection. Flower is the same size as 'Butterflies', but a much brighter color. It is a seedling of acuminata var. cordata; probably a natural tetraploid, because the leaves are thick and dark. Blooms late, and sporadically all summer, with the leaves. Growth is slow, probably to 20 feet. Blooms around April 25 in Zone 7. Discovered as a seedling at Beaver Creek Nursery in TN by Mike Stansberry and named for his wife.

Additional Information

Name Magnolia acuminata 'Brenda' (Cucumber Tree Magnolia)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 10-15 ft
Plant Width 6-8 ft
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hardy to Temp -25°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color Yellow
Fragrant No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Deer Resistant No
U.S. Native Yes
New Offering No
Genus Magnolia
Species acuminata
Cultivar 'Brenda'
Common Name Cucumber Tree Magnolia
Hybridizer Mike Stansberry
Parentage seedling of var. subcordata, but has glabrous, not hairy twigs.
RareFind Exclusive No
Rare Plant Yes
Catalog Category Trees, Shrubs & Vines