Magnolia acuminata

Magnolia acuminata × 'Norman Gould'

This yellow-flowered and probably extremely hardy magnolia hybrid, the result of work by the American August Kehr, resembles many other yellow-flowered varieties which have become popular in North America. The yellow pigment of the flowers and the tree-like habit are inherited from the cucumber tree (M. acuminata). The foliage and flowering are more like those of its other parent, the white-flowered ‘Norman Gould’ variety, which is a Kobus magnolia whose chromosomes have been artificially doubled to make it tetraploid.