Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) in the Magnolias Database

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
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
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Parentage: Magnolia denudata x Magnolia liliiflora

30+ yrs. old.

Spring Flowers 2010Spring Flowers 2010
March 29, 2010

After the harsh long winter we all had, the arrival of spring is eagerly awaited. Once the snow was gone the north winds and the frost did not allow much plant growth at all.

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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2006-04-2230+ yrs. old.
By eclayne
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-02-22Centerpiece - Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 002
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Location: My gardenDate: April 27, 2009
By William
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Date: 2017-04-15Just as beautiful from the underside.
By Fleur569
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-03-07
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2015-03-22
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2010-0407
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Date: 2017-04-15
By Fleur569
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Location: Mom gardenDate: 2019-02-18
By piksihk
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Location: London/Kent borderDate: 2012-03-12
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Location: London/Kent borderDate: 2012-03-12
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Location: Linda garden Date: 2017-01-26
By piksihk
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-02-22Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 001
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2008-04-11bark and trunks of mature tree
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Spring 2010The fully open flower.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Spring 2010Closed and partially open buds
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-03-07
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Winter 2012The flower bud.
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Location: London/Kent borderDate: 2012-03-12
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Location: London/Kent borderDate: 2012-03-12
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2011-0426
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2011-0430
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2014-0723Last bloom of 2014.
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Location: Lindagarden Date: 2016-01-25
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Location: Lunda's garden Date: 2017-01-26
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-02-22Saucer Magnolia - Magnolia x soulangiana 002
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-04-28
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-04-10full-grown tree in bloom
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-10-04
By piksihk
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-03-07
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Location: Parc floral de ParisDate: 2009-03-29Photo courtesy of:Thesupermat
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2015-0430Bountiful blooms after being hard pruned and suffering from frost
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2015-0430
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2012-0822
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2012-0319
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2009-0409
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Location: Terrace right - mostly sun.Date: 2013-0505New leaves arrive as the last bloom of 2013 departs.
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-01-31full-grown tree in winter
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Location: Glen Ellyn, IllinoisDate: summer in 1984mature tree in summer
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 11:59 AM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 20, 2019 9:33 AM

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.

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Plant Events from our members
eclayne On April 22, 2015 Bloomed
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
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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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need help identifying a tree by Annfrances Oct 8, 2019 2:54 PM 8
Flowering tree identification by Heatherb413 May 5, 2018 10:20 AM 2
Spring Pictures 2011 (1) by NEILMUIR1 Jul 12, 2011 11:04 AM 151
Spring In The Garden! by NEILMUIR1 May 21, 2011 1:04 PM 117

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