Magnolia × brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'
A deciduous, large upright tree with mid-green, elliptical leaves. The lemon yellow, tulip shaped flowers are lightly fragrant, and can be prolific as the tree matures.
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist but well drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or light shade with shelter from cold winds. Late frost may damage the flower buds. For more information see magnolia cultivation
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Minimal pruning required, see magnolia pruning. Deciduous magnolias should only be pruned between midsummer and early autumn
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