BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS WITH BREATHTAKING BEAUTY
- Goblet-shaped, lemon-yellow flowers appear in late spring
- Green foliage turns golden-brown in fall
- Upright, conical to pyramidal deciduous tree
- Each bloom counts up to six tepals and may last up to three weeks
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 30-40' tall
- Mature Width: 25-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant Yellow Bird Magnolia?
Wait a minute -- are those CANARIES in that Tree? Yellow Bird Magnolia will make you look twice. This fun Tree sports jaunty flowers that aren't the usual Magnolia-pink or Magnolia-white, but luminous yellow! They perch themselves among the newly emerged leaves like a flock of wayward canaries. Yellow Bird is a fast-growing Tree that will soon become an impressive feature of your landscape. Plant it in your lawn as a specimen, or use it to anchor a sunny border near your front door or along your property line. It will make your garden sing!
In 1953, a group of plant breeders at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden embarked on a project to develop new Magnolia Trees. One Tree they used in their work was our native American Cucumber Tree, so named because of its long, green fruits. Other researchers had ignored this Tree, which was unfortunate, because it possessed what few other Magnolias could claim -- yellow flowers! Yellow Bird was one of the shining stars that resulted from their program, but it took a long time for the exciting plant to reach the gardening public. It was introduced in 1981.
How to use Yellow Bird Magnolia in the landscape?
Use the Yellow Bird Magnolia as a statement tree as its beautiful yellow flowers will for sure turn heads. These trees are great as specimen plats for dramatic spring blooms for city gardens or cottage gardens.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Yellow Bird Magnolia
Give your Yellow Bird Magnolia a sunny spot in a well-drained site, and it will be happy. A rich, organic, slightly acidic soil will result in the best growth. Like most Magnolia Trees, Yellow Bird dislikes both very wet and very dry conditions, so plant it a couple inches above grade to improve drainage.
How To Water
Water the Magnolia 1-2 times a week for the first six months after planting, until the roots have established.
How To Fertilize
Feed your Yellow Bird Magnolia three times during the growing season in spring, early summer, and mid to late summer. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
Prune your Yellow Bird in midsummer, when in full leaf.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).