Cucumber Tree, Cucumber-tree, Blue Magnolia, Cucumber Magnolia, Cucumbertree Magnolia acuminata

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Botanical Name:

Magnolia acuminata clean seed

Family:

Magnoliaceae

Genus:

Magnolia

Species:

acuminata

Common Name:

Cucumber Tree, Cucumber-tree, Blue Magnolia, Cucumber Magnolia, Cucumbertree

Height:
50-100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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Growing Info:
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.
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...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov