Magnolia acuminate (Cucumber magnolia)
Magnolia stellata (Star magnolia)
Several cutivars should do well in our area but are rarely planted. cucumber, kabushi, and star magnolia are fairly cold hardy and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Requires full sun or partial shade. Not drought tolerant! Showy flowers and glossy, dark green leaves, and rounded form are attractive characteristics. Deep water at least every 7-10 days and plant in full sun. This deciduous tree is not temperature sensitive or disease prone and does not need protection.