The magnolia 'golden gift' is a comparable tree to the butterflies magnolia - Golden Gift has strong yellow flowers with beautiful creamy yellow coloration that open over a period of 3-4 weeks. The flowers are very full and creamy canary yellow. It's unusual and stands out from other trees due to its large yellow tulip shaped blooms. The color reminds me of lemon ice-cream and darkens as the blooms mature. In the spring, loads of blooms precede leaves, emerging from large buds with a creamy yellow color that stays strong through the life of the bloom. As the blooms fall from the tree in a shower of pedals, the leaves begin to emerge. The glossy leaves and elegant shape of the tree provide summer interest and a strong backdrop for other later blooming shrubs. For the yard it makes an amazing specimen tree coming in at around 20 to 25 ft. The specimens that we carry in the nursery have a strong single trunk and are grown to be full single trunk specimin trees.
We like the golden gift magnolia in a number of settings. They make good specimen trees in the yard, but due to the early bloom also thrive on the edge of a forest garden. The smallish stature 20 to 25 ft. makes them an easier tree to find a place for and their unusual large yellow pedals make them a great combination with other trees spring pinks, purples, whites and reds. These trees are fairly easy to care for, they require little pruning and will do well in most soils, but like most trees thrive in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. For lighting they do well in anything from full sun to part shade.
|Bloom Color:||Creamy yellow; slightly fragrant|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Bronze, copper|
|Foliage Color:||Dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Magnolia x acuminata 'Golden Gift'|
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to many soil conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Where I live everyone has a white or pink flowering trees. I wanted to get something different. I found that there is yellow magnolia tree. I been searching where to get one and everywhere I looked they were out of stock or over priced. Then I found one here and I was so excited. The price was great and the size of the tree was good. I ordered it and it took 3 days to get here. When I got home from work the shipment came and it was in great condition. The box wasn't damaged and when I opened it the tree was in great shape. I'm going to plant it in my backyard where it will make the place look so beautiful. I can't wait to see the flowers. I definitely recommend buying plants from New Blooms.
3.5' tall, 3 nice main branches off a very nice girth size for trunk of tree. Even has one bloom, maybe will get to see bloom. Ends are very green and has no die back on it. Recommend to buy from them again.