General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 20 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 25 to 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White flushed with magenta
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: can lightly rebloom thru summer
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Parentage: Magnolia denudata x Magnolia liliiflora

Common names
  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Tulip Tree
  • Magnolia

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 20, 2019 9:33 AM concerning plant:
    This hybrid species between two Chinese magnolias is commonly planted in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast USA, offered by most conventional nurseries. Of course, it has a heavy production of the mostly pink and white tulip-like flowers; good smooth, gray bark; nice foliage of leaves about 3 to 6 inches long and sort of soft fuzzy; and large green fuzzy buds. It only develops a poor brownish-yellow fall color. It bears very little magnolia fruit of aggregate follicles with very few fertile seed. It grows about 1 to 1.5 feet/year. There are about 37 different cultivars, but I have only seen a few of 'Lennei' that has dark purple in the flower color. This hybrid species began in the garden of Soulange-Bodin at Fromont, France in the 1820's as a seed from M. denudata (Yulan Magnolia) pollinated by M. liliflora (Lily Magnolia) that are both from China.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 11:59 AM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get pollen from this plant.
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piksihk On February 18, 2019 Bloomed
Mom's tree
piksihk On February 24, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On July 16, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
cuttings taken
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Cuttings taken
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