This large tree makes an excellent early spring attraction for your yard. The saucer magnolia is beautiful flowering tree that produces large, sweetly smelling flowers in the spring. The 5-10 inch flowers are a purplish pink on the outside that open up to a light pink inside. It also has the glossy, dark leaves of the magnolia varieties that will come on after flowering. This versatile plant can be formed as a tree which will develop a short trunk look, but it will have a well-rounded crown with low-lying branches, which is great for seeing the flowers and immersing yourself in the sweet perfume. It can also be formed to have more of a shrub look with multiple trunks which works well as a border plant.
|Bloom Color:||Dark and light pink blooms|
|Bloom Period:||Early to mid-spring|
|Foliage Color:||Emerges bright green transitions to dark green in summer|
|Genus & Species:||Magnolia x soulangeana|
|Mature Height:||20 to 30 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||20 to 30 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is slightly acidic|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.