A yellow Magnolia that blooms late avoiding late frosts.
grows best in full sun, tolerates some shade
Soil & Site
average to rich, well drained, slightly acid
hardy to -20 F
yellow tepals, purple base
aggregate of follicles, dries to brown
pubescence buds are a good identification feature of this plant
up to 20-25 plus feet, spread and height
pruning should be done after flowering, best planted in a spot protected from the wind, this will help cut down on flowers being shatter by the wind
August Kerr, ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Elizabeth’ cross
Genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715)
One spring when I was walking through the Olbrich Botanic Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin USA, I turned the corner of the walk and there was this stunning Magnolia. The contrast of the yellow and purple base of the tepals plus some apple green in the early buds, make this a outstanding plant.