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Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree M. acuminata x M. denudata

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  • Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree
  • Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree
  • Magnolia 'Butterflies' Tree
Regular price $99.95 Sale price

  • 2-3 ft.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: M. acuminata x M. denudata
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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      4-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

Delivers the First Sign Of Spring

Why Magnolia 'Butterflies' Trees?

Butterfly Magnolia Trees let you know that spring has officially arrived by covering themselves with bright yellow blossoms. Each flower is a vibrant shade of canary yellow, and they glow in the landscape like miniature orbs of sunlight, erasing winter drear from your garden.

The bright blossoms get their butterfly name because each flower petal points upwards, giving them the look of butterfly wings. Each flower looks like an elegant butterfly perching on top of the branches, inviting onlookers to marvel at their beauty.

While most magnolia blossoms are white or pink, the Butterfly Magnolia puts a modern twist on this traditional spring flower in a bright yellow hue. The Butterfly Magnolia Tree is a rare and unique Magnolia variety that your friends and neighbors have most likely never seen before.

Don’t wait for blooms! Butterfly Magnolias bloom in the early spring, often before they grow leaves. While your neighbor’s yards still look bleak from winter, yours will be sporting glowing spring flowers with a rich, flowery perfume that fills the landscape. Plus, they grow nearly anywhere in the country - from harsh winter conditions up north to the heat and drought of the South.

Why is Better

You won’t find a healthier, better developed Magnolia. Because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Magnolia with meticulous care and healthy roots, you get a hassle-free tree that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color and growth quickly.

In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get explosive color as soon as the first season in your garden.

Other big-box retailers offer bare-root varieties that often don't stand a chance after the first year of growth. But our trees arrive at your doorstep in nutrient-filled soil, ready to grow.

By planting Butterfly Magnolias, you will have tons of hassle-free flowers every spring. Order yours today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and adequate sunlight for your Magnolia. Then, dig a hole that's about three times the width of your tree's rootball, place your tree, and backfill the soil.

2. Watering: Water the magnolia frequently during the root system's early development, then periodically as necessary. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down for dryness.

3. Fertilizing: You can feed your tree with a controlled-release fertilizer formula if new growth is noticeably slow. Just be sure to follow the application instructions on the bottle for optimum effectiveness.

4. Pruning: Prune your magnolia at the first sign of any dead leaves, branches or flowers. When pruning, remove the branch down to its base. Prune your tree to maintain the required shape as well as to keep the rapid growth of branches under control.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zone 6 Week of March 29th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95

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I recommend this product
Great Gift

Shipped quickly. Plant received just as description stated, Size.

Kristie F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Surprise!

I ordered this tree in late May, which started off being later than I like to order anything as I like to get plants established before it gets hot and dry. But, we had a landscaping/fireplace that had just gotten done and I didn't want to wait. Due to COVID-19, I didn't get the tree until June, and it arrived on one of the hottest streaks we had, so I was worried I was getting a tree that was going to be already stressed. To my surprise, it was in really good condition. Now, in early August, it has surpassed any expectations I would have! It has put on a ton of new foliage and has gotten several inches taller. It's doing wonderful and I even have some hopes it may even bloom a little next spring? I could not be happier. The few times I checked on the status while I was waiting for the tree to ship, someone got back to me really quickly and with detailed information on my order.

Susan S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent service!

The trees I've ordered have all arrived quickly and in great health. Also, phenomenal packing jobs! Will use again and again.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent , we Love our tree. Can’t hardly wait to see it bloom. It’s planted 12feet away from out Jane magnolia.

United States United States
I recommend this product
Very Hardy growing new foliage within 2 weeks

Tree is doing great, it was planted in late June been watering it and new foliage is coming out. Warning to those in laternfly infested areas, the nymphs like magnolias.. The tree will need a sticky band during Jun-Jul Our hoa spray for japenese beetles but that's another pest to be aware of. Great pking of the tree no nursery's carry this butterfly magnolia, look forward to seeing the yellow blossoms next spring