Magnolia 'Yellow bird'
Medium-size tree with a regular pyramidal to broad ovoid crown of 5 - 10 m. The first flowers open around mid-May and the blossoms persist for about 3 weeks. The flowers are 7.5 - 10 cm in size and bright yellow. They stand out well against the light green leaves. The petals are fairly broad, giving them a tulip-like appearance. Originated in 1967 in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York, USA, by backcrossing M. x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ with M. acuminata, but was not named until 1981. Good, tree-size, yellow blossoming Magnolia.
Photographer: Sven-Arne Kallin