Cucumbertree is a common forest tree on rich moist soils, but it is rarely locally abundant. The wood is very similar to yellow-poplar, and it is usually sold alongside yellow-poplar.
Cucumbertree is generally not regenerated intentionally.
Cucumbertree is scattered throughout its range, and is never abundant. It is most often found on loose, moist, rich soils of lower slopes and coves.
Pyramidal when young, developing a straight trunk and a rounded crown reaching up to 80 feet tall.
Used as yellow-poplar, for furniture, cabinets, veneer, plywood, and pulpwood.
Deer browse the young trees, and a variety of birds and small mammals eat the seeds.
Attracts birds, small mammals, deer
Insects and Diseases
Cucumbertree is utilized much like yellow-poplar. The name cucumber is after the unripe green fruits.
Magnolia: after Pierre Magnol, French botanist / acuminata: long pointed leaf tip
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