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The Magnolia, Cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata, is a little known tree that has considerable landscape merit!

It has a very regular, pyramidal form with a strong central leader as a young tree, and then becomes rounded with age.  Unlike most magnolias, the flowers are not showy.  The 2" to 3" perfect, slightly fragrant greenish-yellow flowers bloom high upon the tree in May to early June; emerge after the tree is in leaf.  They are not very noticeable because they blend into the foliage and may not be produced until the tree is fairly old.

The fruit looks somewhat like a small, bumpy cucumber and turns pinkish red in late summer.  Songbirds, squirrels and mice eat the seeds.  With a medium to fast growth rate, Cucumber Magnolia is an exceptional tree for large properties and prefers moist, deep, acid soil and full sun.

A medium to fast growing tree, the cucumber tree is native primarily within the Appalachian belt.  Not recommended for street trees, but the Cucumber trees are excellent shade trees for parks and gardens!

* Pyramidal shape

* Medium to fast grow rate

* Excellent shade tree


Cucumber Tree Magnolia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Magnolia acuminata
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 35 - 40 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow green
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years