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CUCUMBER TREE
Magnolia acuminata

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Portland, OR, Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Fruit resembles a cucumber.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Eastern United States and Southern Ontario.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical, Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 80 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Glossy Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Fragrant Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Red or Rose Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia acuminata Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-acuminata >

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