Magnolia acuminata

cucumber magnolia


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-80 ft    Width: 35-55 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Shade or specimen tree.
Considerations: Plant where there is plenty of space both because the tree itself is large, and because its roots need substantial space, which should not be compacted - loose, friable soil preferred.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds eat the red seeds.
Native Habitats: Slope forest, upland mixed forest. Rare in Florida.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: