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Cucumber Tree Magnolia

Cucumber Tree Magnolia

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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

Category: Pink or Red Flowering Perennials

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