Magnolia acuminata 'Elizabeth'
Characteristics: This small, deciduous magnolia has striking, pale yellow flowers.
Growing Conditions: Grows well in sun. Thrives in rich, loamy soil.
Uses: Ornamental tree, planted for its extravagant showing flowers.
Shape: Oval to pyramidal
Flowers: Large, fragrant, primrose-yellow blooms appear before leaves.
Leaves: Large, glossy green leaves of heavy texture.
Bark: Smooth bark, pleasing in winter, especially with furry buds.
Planting Strip Width: 4-5.5' with power lines, >6' with power lines
Cultivar of the Cucumber Tree, which is native to North America. Named for former direstor of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.