Saucer Magnolia – Plant Profile


Saucer Magnolia

Or Magnolia x soulangeana

Description: The Saucer Magnolia plant (or Magnolia x soulangeana) grows as a multi-stemmed large shrub or small flowering tree. The flowers bloom on the tree in early spring and then the leaves expand shortly afterward. The flowers are white flushed with purple and start to bloom around March. Saucer Magnolia blooms through the summer months until late autumn.

Planting and Growth: Saucer Magnolia often grows between 20 and 30 feet tall with a rounded crown. It is best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich well-drained loams in the sun.  It does best in locations protected from overexposures to early summers and springs to prevent buds from opening too early in the spring. They are best suited to a protected location from sun and weather damage.

Special Features:  It is one of the most commonly planted magnolias! Its name honors French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Similar Plants: Lilacs, Galaxy Magnolias

Compliments: A mass planting of bulbs, daffodils, begonias, grape hyacinth, etc. Saucer Magnolia compliments nicely with an arrangement of springtime bulbs.

Magnolia x  soulangeana at Kalleco Nursery Corp