Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/2" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, remove mulch upon germination
Other: remove seed from fruit prior to treatments
In a Nutshell:
* An impressive stout tree of open, spreading, rounded habit, more pyramidal when young, flowers yellow green in late spring, dark green leaves, sometimes brownish in fall, fruit, pink or reddish, 2-3", vaguely resembles a cucumber--very vaguely, native from New York to Georgia, west to Illinois and Arkansas
* Magnolia acuminata , commonly called the cucumber tree (often spelled as a single word " cucumbertree "), cucumber magnolia or blue magnolia , is one of the largest magnolias , and one of the cold-hardiest. It is a large forest tree of the northeastern United States and Southern Ontario Canada . It is a tree that tends to occur singly as scattered specimens, rather than in groves. more...
* A decidious Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from May to July. more...