April Plant of the Month – Butterflies magnolia now at the Visitor's Center!

By Renee Hutchison

For those of you that didn’t make it in time to reserve a Butterflies magnolia last spring, here’s your chance! We offered this beautiful magnolia for our member program, Garden Connections, and we sold out almost immediately. If you have ever seen the magnolias in bloom at Bernheim, you know why. This deciduous magnolia blooms in April, standing out against a sea of pinks and whites. One of the few true yellow magnolias, Butterflies has been a top performer in the arboretum, providing non-fading bloom color, clean green leaves during the summer, and a compact upright growth habit. The tulip-shaped blooms have a lemony scent to add to its list of attributes. A perfect small tree for any home landscape, Butterflies magnolia only grows to twenty feet. This hardy little tree can be grown in full to sun to part shade and tolerates winter cold and summer heat well in Kentucky. Add April’s Featured Plant of the Month, Magnolia ‘Butterflies’, to your spring landscape!

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