Magnolia - Knowledgebase Question

Roseburg, OR
Question by sundufarm
April 20, 2011
At my workplace there are several Magnolias on the grounds. I am interested in tracking down the variety of one in particular. Deep pink color, very fragrant, shrub about 6ft., deciduous, saucer like bloom with pointed petals, blooming in April. Any ideas?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2011


It's probably a saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana) based upon your description and your growing zone, but the variety is a bit more challenging to determine. This is one of those situations where a picture is worth a thousand words. Rather than guess - and send you in the wrong direction - here's a website with photos that might help you identify your magnolia. If you don't find it helpful, try cutting an open flower along with a leaf or two and taking them to a well staffed nursery or to your local cooperative extension office for help. Here's the website address:

Here's how to contact your local extension office: OSU Extension Service of Douglas County, 1134 SE Douglas Ave.,Roseburg Oregon 97470. Ph: 541-672-4461

Best wishes in your search!

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