Butterflies Magnolia is a beautiful ornamental tree. Light yellow 3-4″ blooms in April brighten any spring landscape. The tree can reach 15-30′ in height with Nebraska conditions leaning towards the smaller eventual size. Width is comparable at 12-20′. The blooms are delicate and short lived if the tree is exposed to strong winds. I recommend this tree to be planted in a protected back yard with good, rich organic soil. Keep the roots from becoming waterlogged through berming the soil as well.