A member of the magnolia family, the yellow cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminata var. subcordata) is medium-tall (50-80 ft) with straight trunk and spreading branches. Its elliptical leaves, dark green above and paler green below, are large (8-10 in) with pointed tips and wavy edges. The leaves shed each autumn. Its cup-shaped flower, about two-inches in diameter, has nine yellow-green upright petals. Its fruit is a cylindrical cluster of berries, green at first and cucumber-shaped, and then maturing to red. It has a brown-gray furrowed bark. It is the only magnolia with furrowed bark and yellow-green flowers. The yellow cucumbertree is native to North America.