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Species: Magnolia x soulangiana

(mag-nol'ee-ah sue-lang-gee-ay'nah)

Magnolia x soulangiana

Saucer Magnolia

Found on Course Walks

Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs, Zone 6 & 7 Plants

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet

20' - 30' (spread 20' - 30')

Deciduous

rounded

fragrant f pink ish -white flowers bloom in mid-late spring; light green foliage falls in autumn with little color change; silvery gray bark adds winter interest

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

5a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting

Difficult

Other

(M. denudata x M liliflora) both of Chinese origin.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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