Later blooming extends the range of this elegant yellow flowering magnolia further north. Trees leaf out at bloom time bearing 3 inch flowers in vivid canary yellow. Retains crisp upright blossom shape and petal colors for extended period of 2 to 3 weeks.
Vigorous growth matures quickly into useful upright habit with pyramidal form. Ideal high profile specimen or accent tree. A stand-out when blooming against needled evergreens or darker buildings. Deciduous. Full sun. Rapid growth to 40 feet tall and about 25 feet wide. This hybrid magnolia is a perfect, single front yard specimen. A natural for parkway and along a driveway. Favored in public parks and other civic spaces. Such an elegant tree is a natural in larger estate and suburban homesites where its full size and breadth is revealed without pruning. Exceptional when combined with other trees that offer summer flowers, autumn foliage and winter silhouettes for four season groves.
Exceptional paired with Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria, (Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'), Black Lace Elderberry, (Sambucus nigra 'Eva'), Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac, (Rhus typhia 'Balitiger') and Black Gamecock Louisiana Iris, (Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'). It's stunning with Golden Spirit Smoketree, (Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot') and Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry, (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance')
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.