CUCUMBERTREE - MAGNOLIA ACUMINATA

cucumber tree flower

Common Name: cucumbertree, cucumber magnolia

Scientific Name: 
Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia
Species: acuminata

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 50 to 80 ft
Width: ​50 to 80 ft

Description: Cucumbertree is a large magnolia that is best suited to parks and private property with plenty of room. It has fragrant, yellow-green flowers that blend in with the foliage. The red fruit are 2-3 inches long and resemble a small cucumber.

Cucumbertree prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soils. It is intolerant of salt, drought, poor drainage, and pollution. M. acuminata has few disease or pest problems. The leaves can be scorched in dry locations and scale insects may attack the tree.