This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Magnolia x butterfly
North and South America, the Himalayas, and East Asia
Mature Height and Width:
15-20 feet by 10-15 feet
A hybrid created by crossing the native cucumber magnolia and a species native to China, butterfly magnolia is widely planted for landscaping because of its persistent and fragrant yellow flowers, versatility to many growing conditions, and compact form.