Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'

Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'

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A great option for a small city or courtyard garden
SKU 29925
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Item Form
2-Gallon
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

28 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'

Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' is a small- to medium-sized flowering deciduous tree with a pyramidal habit, growing up to 20 to 28 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide over the first 10 years. The tree blooms in early spring as the large green leaves emerge. Upward facing and 6 to 12 inches wide, the tulip-shaped flowers have a nice fragrance and are a rich shade of golden-yellow that's flushed plum to apricot-pink at the base.

Honoring Judy Zuk, a former President of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this beautiful magnolia is a stronger grower and makes an excellent specimen, accent, or shade tree. It's perfect for small narrow spaces in city and courtyard gardens. And its architectural branches add winter interest.

A low maintenance tree, 'Judy Zuk' magnolia grows best in a sunny to partially shady spot sheltered from strong, cold winds. It prefers organically rich, medium moist, well-draining soil, having a neutral (6.6 - 7.3) to slightly acidic pH (6.1 - 6.5). Young trees will benefit from regular irrigation and mulch around the base to retain moisture. The tree requires little to no pruning, but any desired pruning should be done immediately after flowering.

For more insights on successfully planting and caring for your trees, visit our blog, When Planting Trees Take the Time to Know Their Needs. Additionally, to ensure your trees receive optimal hydration, explore our range of irrigation products, including the Greenwell Water Saver and the TreeDiaper Hydration System, on our Irrigation page. These resources will help you provide the best care for your new trees.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Gallon
Genus Magnolia
Species hybrid
Variety 'Judy Zuk'
Product Classification Trees
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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