Several months ago when we cut down the southern magnolia’s that were underneath our powerlines, we replaced them with ‘Yellow Bird’ magnolias and situated them further back behind the wires so when they grow tall they won’t be in the way of the lines. After we cleared the southern magnolias out we had a very open view to our yard. Hopefully in a couple of years the trees will fill out and create some privacy into the yard but bring about some beautiful yellow blooms each spring.
We’ve loved the hybrid magnolias so much that we’ve bought two others, one is ‘Jane’ but I can’t remember the other one. The colorful blooms offer a nice change to the typical flowering trees that are seen in yards.