Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana

Magnolia x soulangiana (Saucer Magnolia) - full view

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Magnolia x soulangiana (Saucer Magnolia) - flowers & leaves

Foliage detail

  • Size:

    Height: 25'; Spread: 25'

  • Growth:

    Moderate

  • Character:

    Deciduous; round mound with open canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Deep, flat green obovate leaves, 4-6" long, with pale undersides.

  • Flower:

    5–10” saucer shaped flowers. Somewhat fragrant and colored white, pink, or light purple.

  • Fruit:

    2–4” cone-like fruits composed of many red seeds.

  • Bark:

    Grayish brown, smooth, with small bumps.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Any soil, some shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Blooms relatively early in its life. Requires less space than other magnolias. Susceptible to scale and leaf spot. Leaves will burn in wind.

  • Notable Traits:

    Hybrid originating in France. Leaves are lighter green and more delicate than other magnolias.