Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'

Magnolia Elizabeth: Patent PP#4145

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

A hybrid cross between M. acuminata and M. denudata, Elizabeth magnolia is a deciduous variety with elegant tapered buds opening to outstanding pale, luminous primrose-yellow blooms on bare branches. Best planted in front of contrasting evergreens.

More About Magnolia x 'Elizabeth'

  • a nice yellow selection
  • developed at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

It makes an outstanding specimen tree in a sunny spot where it can develop a symmetrical crown. Grows to 20 feet and 15 wide. Magnolia buds and flowers are susceptible to late spring frost 

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12-25 ft


8-12 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Magnolia x 'Elizabeth' Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Needs well drained soil

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded
  • Pyramidal