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Cucumber Tree

Magnolia acuminata

Also known as

Cucumber Magnolia, Blue magnolia, Yellow cucumber tree

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

10m

15m

Min

8m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cucumber Tree Overview

This is a hardy magnolia, The flowers are small greenish yellow and they will appear after the leaves in late spring or early summer. The flowers are not that showy, but will need plenty of room to grow. Also produced are attractive reddish seed capsules with red seeds.

How to propagate Cucumber Tree

Cuttings

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Selected forms should be propagated by simple layering in autumn, semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed, when ripe, in autumn.

Layering

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Other uses of Cucumber Tree

Wall, ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.