Yellow Bird Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Acuminata Yellow Bird


Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’, a cultivar of Magnolia Acuminata, is a unique and charming addition to any garden. Renowned for its vibrant yellow flowers, this deciduous tree offers a bright splash of colour that sets it apart from many other trees found in the UK.

Yellow Bird Magnolia Trees – Magnolia Acuminata ‘Yellow Bird’

Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’, a cultivar of Magnolia Acuminata, is a unique and charming addition to any garden. Renowned for its vibrant yellow flowers, this deciduous tree offers a bright splash of colour that sets it apart from many other trees found in the UK.

Distinctive Features

The Yellow Bird Magnolia is a true showstopper, primarily due to its unique, canary-yellow flowers. These large, cup-shaped blossoms bloom in late spring, a bit later than many other Magnolia varieties, reducing the risk of damage from late frosts.

Ideal for British Garden Design

Reaching a height and spread of 6-9 metres, Yellow Bird Magnolia is an ideal specimen tree for medium to large gardens. Its upright growth habit and the pyramidal shape make it a distinctive focal point, especially when in bloom.

The vibrant yellow flowers can provide a striking contrast against the green backdrop of a traditional English garden. Plus, its ability to grow in a wide range of soil types and its tolerance to air pollution make it a versatile choice for urban and rural gardens alike.

Wildlife Benefits

As with other Magnolia trees, the Yellow Bird provides a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators in the spring, contributing to local biodiversity.

Growth and Lifespan

The Yellow Bird Magnolia grows at a moderate pace and can live for several decades, offering a long-lasting feature for your garden.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

This tree blooms in late spring, showcasing its large, yellow, cup-shaped flowers. Following the flowering period, it produces red, cone-like fruits that attract birds and provide additional ornamental interest.

Distribution in the UK

While not as widespread as native trees, Yellow Bird Magnolias can be found in gardens and parks throughout the UK due to their beautiful flowers and resilient nature. They thrive best in full sun or part shade and require shelter from cold, drying winds.

In summary, the Yellow Bird Magnolia is a bright, colourful choice for those looking to add a bit of unusual flair to their garden. Its spectacular yellow flowers and the benefits it provides for local wildlife make it a rewarding addition to the British landscape.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing






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