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
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White flushed with magenta
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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

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Common names
  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Tulip Tree
  • Magnolia

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Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-09
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Southern Pines, NC (parking area)
Date: February 14, 2023
Saucer magnolia #23 nn, LHB Page 416, 74-1-6. Named for Pierre Ma
Location: My garden
Date: April 27, 2009
Location: North Carolina US
Date: 2023-02-28 My neighbor's tree (Jane Magnolia) blooms twice a year. Just before Spring and later when all the leaves are on it.

Date: 2017-04-15
Just as beautiful from the underside.
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2006-04-22
30+ yrs. old.
Location: State Capitol Park,Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-02-10
Being moved for demolition and rebuild of Capitol annex. You can
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2014-03-07
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: late April
50 year old Saucer Magnolia, just 10 days after it was covered in
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-22
Centerpiece - Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 002
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: late April
Freak snow storm in late April
Location: Bea’sgarden
Date: 2022-10-22
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-04-18
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-03-17

Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-04-18
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2024-04-06
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-03-17
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: March 7, 2024
Saucer magnolia #23 nn, LHB Page 416, 74-1-6. Named for Pierre Ma
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2010-0407
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-03-07
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-03-07
Location: North Carolina US
Date: 2023-02-28 In my neighbor's yard
My neighbor calls this a Jane Magnolia, as do most folks here in

Date: 2013-04-17
Location: Downtown Russellville 
Date: March 16 2021
Pretty even in cloudy weather
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 17, 2022
Saucer magnolia #23 nn; AG page 49, 2-1-?; LHB p. 416, 74-1-6, "N
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 17, 2022
Saucer magnolia #23 nn; AG page 49, 2-1-?; LHB p. 416, 74-1-6, "N
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 17, 2022
Saucer magnolia #23 nn; AG page 49, 2-1-?; LHB p. 416, 74-1-6, "N
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Date: Early May
My front lawn when the Magnolia petals start to drop, this is onl
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2015-03-22
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-04-08
lots of fallen petals and more to come
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-22
Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 001
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2021-03-03
Location: London/Kent border
Date: 2012-03-12
Location: Downtown Russellville
Date: March 16 2021 
Blooms are almost over
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2013-02-11
Location: Mom garden
Date: 2019-02-18
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-10-04
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2008-04-11
bark and trunks of mature tree
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2021-03-03
Location: London/Kent border
Date: 2012-03-12
Location: Linda garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Spring 2010
The fully open flower.
Photo by paulaf
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2015-0430
Bountiful blooms after being hard pruned and suffering from frost
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2015-0430
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2011-0426
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2011-0430
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2005-03-26
Location: z5 MA, my garden
Date: 2006-04-22
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2007-03-07
Photo by Seedsower
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-04-10
full-grown tree in bloom
Location: London.
Date: 2014-02-27
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-22
Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 002
Location: London/Kent border
Date: 2012-03-12
Location: Lindagarden 
Date: 2016-01-25
Location: London/Kent border
Date: 2012-03-12
Location: Linda garden 
Date: 2016-01-25
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Winter 2012
The flower bud.
Location: Lunda's garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Spring 2010
Closed and partially open buds
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-04-28
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-26
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-26
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2012-0319
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2009-0409
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-04-11
flowers brown & killed by strong night freeze in early April
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2013-0505
New leaves arrive as the last bloom of 2013 departs.
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2014-0723
Last bloom of 2014.
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-10-04
Location: London.
Date: 2014-03-10
Location: London.
Date: 2014-03-10
Location: London.
Date: 2014-03-10
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-01-31
full-grown tree in winter
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Date: summer in 1984
mature tree in summer
Location: London!
Date: 2014-02-27
Magnolias out after the Hurricane in February?
Location: London!
Date: 2014-02-27
Amazing after the floods in the UK. February and the blooms comin
Photo by piksihk

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Linda's garden 
Date: 2016-01-25
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.
Date: Spring 2010
Almost open.
Photo by paulaf
Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.
Date: 2012-0822
Location: Parc floral de Paris
Date: 2009-03-29
Photo courtesy of:Thesupermat
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Comments:
  • 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.
Plant Events from our members
eclayne On April 22, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On March 25, 2020 Cuttings took
Cuttings taken- used the rooting hormone from
piksihk On October 2, 2019 Bloomed
My tree in WG backyard; very surprised to see it blooming.
piksihk On February 18, 2019 Bloomed
Mom's tree
piksihk On February 24, 2018 Bloomed
WG
piksihk On July 16, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
cuttings taken
piksihk On June 29, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Cuttings taken
AndreA33 On April 8, 2016 Bloomed
AndreA33 On April 10, 2014 Obtained plant
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WebTucker On February 17, 2022 Bloomed
MySecretIslandGarden On July 30, 2022 Maintenance performed
New leaves look big and healthy, removed dead leaves
pinetastic On July 2, 2023 Bloomed
2nd Bloom
pinetastic On July 1, 2023 Maintenance performed
Removed a branch infected with scale and a few scales for the next few days. Hosed the tree down with water. Have not returned yet. (Jul 17)
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