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  WildWNC.org : Trees : Cucumbertree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cucumbertree is the hardiest of the native tree-size magnolias.
Reproduction of cucumbertree in the forests is scarce because of the destruction of seeds by birds and rodents, high susceptibility of the seedlings to freezing, and the exacting conditions required for germination (18).
Cucumbertree is a valuable forest and shade tree, highly desirable for ornamental planting because of the showy flowers, fruits, and attractive foliage and bark (18).
wildwnc.org /trees/Magnolia_acuminata.html   (2589 words)

 Cucumbertree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cucumbertree is by far the most common of the three native Magnolias found in Ohio forests, occuring primarily in eastern Ohio, but scattered throughout portions of central Ohio.
Cucumbertree has large, alternate, medium green leaves that are ovate with wavy margins (left).
All Magnolias tend to have fuzzy buds, and Cucumbertree is no exception, having silvery-green buds that form by mid-summer (lower left) and mature to silvery-beige buds in winter.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /forestry/education/ohiotrees/cucumbertree.htm   (422 words)

 TreeWeb: Species Guide, Magnoliaceae
Cucumbertree is a scattered tree in mixture with yellow-poplar, northern red oak, white oak, sugar maple, flgum, beech and ash.
Cucumbertree flowers discretely in early summer, and the fruit, an aggregate of follicles, ripens in late fall, releasing its seeds almost immediately.
Cucumbertree is honeybee pollinated; its native pollinators are not known.
www.uky.edu /Projects/TreeWeb/species/magn1.htm   (1503 words)

 Tree Guide - The National Arbor Day Foundation
The Cucumbertree Magnolia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.
The Cucumbertree Magnolia grows to be 50' - 80' feet in height.
The seeds of the Cucumbertree Magnolia are eaten by several species of birds and small mammals.
www.arborday.org /Trees/TreeGuide/TreeDetail.cfm?ID=145   (351 words)

 Magnolia acuminata: Cucumbertree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
One of the fastest-growing Magnolias, Cucumbertree is pyramidal when young but becomes broad, oval or rounded with age, ultimately reaching 60 to 80 feet in height with a spread of 35 to 60 feet.
A North American native, Cucumbertree grows in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soils, and should be protected from harsh, dry winds.
Cucumbertree was used as a parent plant along with Magnolia heptapeta to produce the hybrid `Elizabeth' which has a pyramidal shape and clear yellow, fragrant blooms.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /ST369   (753 words)

 ISU Extension News Release
Cucumbertree magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) is native to the United States from Louisiana to New York.
While the flowers on the cucumbertree magnolia often go unnoticed, the blooms of some of its offspring are quite showy.
Because of their unusual greenish yellow flowers, the cucumbertree magnolia has been crossed with other magnolia species to develop yellow-flowering selections.
www.extension.iastate.edu /newsrel/2000/mar00/mar0011.html   (952 words)

 Garden Corner: Garden Tips
Cucumbertree magnolia, also known as cucumber magnolia, yellow cucumbertree, yellow-flower magnolia, and mountain magnolia, is the most widespread and hardiest of the eight magnolia species native to the United States, and the only magnolia native to Canada.
Cucumbertree magnolia is one of the fastest growing magnolias, capable of growing 10 to 15 feet over a 4 to 6 year period, reaching its mature size in about 80 years.
Cucumbertree magnolia has relatively few insect and disease problems, but is sensitive to frost (do not use it in low-lying areas) and its soft bark seems to invite sapsucker damage.
www.iowanla.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=gardencorner.tips&cat_id=5   (1571 words)

 Betula spp
The genus Magnolia is dedicated to Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), professor of botany and medicine and director of the botanic garden at Montpellier, France.
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www2.fpl.fs.fed.us /TechSheets/HardwoodNA/htmlDocs/magnolia.html   (456 words)

Cucumbertree Magnolia is a little known tree that has considerable landscape merit.
It has a very regular, pyramidal form with a strong central leader as a young tree.
Cucumbertree Magnolia makes an excellent landscape specimen tree for large areas.
www.mnpower.com /treebook/fact46.html   (101 words)

 ONLA Plant Selection Committee
Its flowers, which appear after the leaves have expanded, are a glaucous blue-green in bud and open to reveal a greenish outer ring of petals surrounding greenish-yellow to yellow inner petals.
As with many large tree species, cucumbertree is difficult to root from cuttings, and is propagated primarily from seed.
Seeds lose viability rapidly in dry storage, and so are best stored moist at 33 to 41 degrees as soon as possible after extraction from fruits and removal of their fleshy seed coats.
www.onla.org /ps_98magnolia.html   (355 words)

 Unusual Fruit in the Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Another magnolia species occasionally seen in Iowa is the cucumbertree magnolia (Magnolia acuminata).
The cucumbertree magnolia is a large tree that produces inconspicuous, greenish yellow flowers in spring.
The largest cucumbertree magnolia in the United States is located in Waukon, Iowa.
www.penpages.psu.edu /penpages_reference/10198/101982175.html   (577 words)

 Cucumbertree Magnolia - Plant and Pest Digital Library Project, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Magnolia trees are some of the most beloved landscape indicators that Spring has truly arrived.
Plant breeders have worked with the Cucumbertree to produce some excellent true yellow-flowered forms.
One of the best is shown here, Magnolia 'Butterflies.' Although a larger tree, reaching up to 20 feet in height, the early flowers on leafless branches make M. 'Butterflies' a worthy candidate for any landscape.
ppdl.org /dd/id/cucumbertree_magnolia.html   (139 words)

 Search for products to control Cucumbertree based upon pesticides registered in various states to control Cucumbertree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cucumbertree is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.
Pesticides, such as products to control Cucumbertree, are regulated by State Departments of Agriculture.
To find all products ever registered at EPA to control Cucumbertree: www.kellysolutions.com/epadata (login as username: 'Guest' and password: 'Guest' - your results will be limited to 5 items).
www.kellysolutions.com /searchpests/Cucumbertree.htm   (388 words)

 The Lawrenceville School
You will have noticed the billowy shrubs with trumpet-like flowers in a multitude of colors ranging from white to intense reds and purples.
A certain biologist has assured me that this indicates a plant from very early on the evolutionary scale, not having developed showy blossoms to attract pollinators.
Cucumbertree Magnolia in front of Cleve in The Circle.
www.lawrenceville.org /about/news/detail.asp?back=archive&id=F96   (305 words)

 WildWNC.org : Trees : Fraser Magnolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fraser magnolia (Magnolia fraseri), also called mountain magnolia, earleaf cucumbertree, umbrellatree, or mountain-oread, is a fast-growing small tree scattered in the hardwood forests of the lower Appalachian slopes.
In this regard, growth of Fraser magnolia resembles that of Carolina basswood and cucumbertree; all three generally grow slower than yellow-poplar.
Among magnolias, the relatively sharply peaked and restricted diploids, Fraser magnolia and umbrella magnolia, may be compared with the tetraploid cucumbertree (21).
wildwnc.org /trees/Magnolia_fraseri.html   (2487 words)

 Musser Forests, Inc. - Product Info
Also known as Cucumber Magnolia, Yellow Cucumbertree, Yellow-Flower Magnolia and Mountain Magnolia.
Rapid growing to a height of 60 to 80 feet; spread 35 to 60 feet.
Pinkish red fruit 2 to 3 inches long emerges in October resembling a small cucumber; hence, the name Cucumbertree.
www.musserforests.com /prod.asp?p=CUM   (167 words)

 cucumbertree  Magnolia acuminata  Magnoliaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Flowers are green-yellow and fruit is a bright red, misshapen, cone-like cluster of red follicles (often curved like a cucumber when green).
Cucumbertree is found on rich, moist sites in the eastern U.S. The pale, hard wood is used for pulpwood, furniture, and framing.
This tree is planted as an ornamental for its attractive leaves, flowers and fruit.
www.forestry.auburn.edu /samuelson/dendrology/magnoliaceae_pg/cucumbertree.htm   (129 words)

 May 2004 - Ohio Buckeye Tree named national champion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ohio nominated 18 trees for this year's National Register of Big Trees from its own list of more than 200 state-champion big trees.
The biggest tree in Ohio currently is a 79-feet tall Cucumbertree Magnolia in Stark County with a 288-inch circumference.
State foresters, and dedicated volunteers, look year round for trees that would be eligible for both the state and national list.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /htdocs/news/may04/0521bigtree.htm   (626 words)

 Tree Selector - Tree Detail - Cucumbertree Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yellow-green magnolia type flowers in spring, not as showy as the flowers of other magnolias; large, dark green leaves in summer; pinkish red fruit that are cucumber shaped (autumn)
The most common cultivars are actually hybrids, crosses between Cucumbertree magnolia and another species of magnolia.
These hybrids often yield flowers that are more yellow and trees that are smaller.
web.aces.uiuc.edu /urban/treeselector/index_tree.cfm?id=64&display=2   (128 words)

 Tall Tree Preserves Hardwood
               shagbark hickory 148.5, white oak 147.1, white basswood 147.0, cucumbertree 145.0, sugar maple 144.2.
beech 124.3, cucumbertree 123.1, northern red oak 122.9, sugar maple 111.9, chestnut oak 111.1.
beech 106.0, fl cherry 102.8, northern red oak 99.9, cucumbertree 99.0.
www.uark.edu /misc/ents/bigtree/tall_tree_hardwood_preserves.htm   (1788 words)

 STAND INTERVENTIONS WWW PAGE - Magnolia acuminata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Germination occurs the first or second spring after seed production.
Reproduction of the cucumbertree is scarce because of the requirements for germination, and the extent of seed destruction.
Cucumbertree develops a straight bole at a young age.
www.unb.ca /web/standint/nbcc/treespecies/Cucumbertree/magacu.html   (144 words)

 Magnolia Science, Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cucumbertree: Magnolia acuminata U.S. Forest Service fact sheet includes description, habitat, life history, geographic range, special uses, and genetics of the hardiest native magnolia species in North America.
Fraser Magnolia: Magnolia fraseri Also called mountain magnolia, earleaf cucumbertree, umbrellatree, or mountain-oread.
Magnolia virginiana Information on distribution and occurrence, value and use, characteristics, and fire ecology.
www.wacofdn.org /d2RjXzI3NDg5.aspx   (84 words)

 Scott Community Park
Both resemble the monster cuke in the Forest Cathedral N.A. at Cook Forest State Park that reaches 11.6ft CBH x 111.2ft high.
One cucumbertree was so large that I thought it should at least be
Cucumbertree 10.9 103.6 ancient cuke, west tree (25ft fm
www.uark.edu /misc/ents/fieldtrips/penna/scott_community_park.htm   (860 words)

 Bigleaf Magnolia Seeds - Astoundingly Large Leaves and Fragrant Flowers
Big-bloom, bigleaf magnolia, cowcumber, cucumber, cucumbertree, elkbark, great-leaved magnolia, large-leaf cucumbertree, large-leaf magnolia, longleaf cucumber, long-leaved magnolia, mountain magnolia, pyramid magnolia, royal-oread, silverleaf, silverleaf magnolia, southern cucumbertree, umbrella-tree, large-leaved umbrella-tree, white cucumbertree
Bigleaf magnolia flowers in early summer and bears fruits in fall.  Its life history characters are similar to those of other magnolias (see cucumbertree), however, it lives more than 100 years, and most individuals live no more than 150 years.
Planted as an ornamental north to Massachusetts.  The "queenliest of all the deciduous magnolias" was named by the
www.localharvest.org /store/item.jsp?id=2087   (385 words)

 City of Bloomington | Event : Arbor Day Celebration ~ 4/28/2005 1:30:00 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We also plan to distribute tree seedlings to all Bloomington third grade students that day.
The tree chosen for this year’s celebration is the Cucumbertree Magnolia.
Presentation of Tree City USA flag and Cucumbertree to School
www.cityhall.ci.bloomington.il.us /events.asp?id=7146   (109 words)

 Tree Guide - The National Arbor Day Foundation - printing instructions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Print a 5 X 8 card format for The Cucumbertree Magnolia
Print a 4 X 6 card format for The Cucumbertree Magnolia
Print a 3 X 5 card format for The Cucumbertree Magnolia
www.arborday.org /trees/treeguide/printinstructions.cfm?ID=145   (215 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Magnolia acuminata L. Other Common Names: Cucumbertree magnolia, Cucumber magnolia, Mountain magnolia.
A seed, the base of the pulpy portion of the testa removed, showing the stony interior portion
A seed, the fleshy part of the testa, removed, showing the stony portion
www.alaforestry.org /sfi/treeDesc.asp?type=Cucumbertree   (42 words)

 Section 2: Large shade trees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The glossy leaves and smooth gray bark are outstanding landscape qualities.
Often called the cucumbertree magnolia, this is an impressive large, broad-spreading shade tree native to southern Missouri.
It does not survive drought or polluted conditions well, however.
www.conservation.state.mo.us /forest/urban/urbantre/2lg.html   (919 words)

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