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Magnolia 'Limelight'

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Limelight Magnolia (Magnolia 'Limelight') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Limelight Magnolia flowers

Limelight Magnolia flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A wonderful fast growing magnolia which features large lemon-yellow flowers in spring; this new hybrid has long greenish yellow to chartreuse colored, tall, narrow flower buds, makes a wonderful front yard accent

Ornamental Features

Limelight Magnolia is blanketed in stunning fragrant lemon yellow cup-shaped flowers held atop the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive yellow flower buds. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The large pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruits are showy pink pods displayed in early fall.

Landscape Attributes

Limelight Magnolia is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Limelight Magnolia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Limelight Magnolia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
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