Magnolia 'Butterflies' (Cucumber Magnolia)

This deciduous shrub features showy yellow, upright, flowers that hold their colour all season and cover the tree profusely. The remaining foliage consists of dark green, oblong and elliptical leaves that keep their shape and colour all season, but do not provide and fall interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
15-20 ft tall x 10-15 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Silvery light green fronds show their best colour in the shade. Too much sunlight will cause the colour to fade. Once the weather cools the foliage turns an attractive burgundy hue. Moderate growth rate

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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Substantial, broad blue-green heart-shaped leaves can grow to be 5 feet long and 4 feet wide. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for it’s massive foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
8-10 ft tall ex 8-10 ft wide

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of “Gold Drop”.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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This semi-evergreen perennial features flowers donning white standards and falls or burgundy centres and white edging, with yellow beards on slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This deciduous dwarf shrub features fragrant, violet tubular flowers that appear in clusters on foliage of oblong, vibrant green leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Reblooming
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This slow-growing deciduous shrub features star-shaped blooms with crisp white petals with purple-pink underside and green ovate foliage. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms early to mid-spring 
10-20 ft tall x 10-18 ft spread 
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C) 
Fragrant 
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds 
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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