Ask a Question forum: Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei Alba')?

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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Jun 5, 2017 4:07 PM CST
Hi, I've been trying to find out where I can purchase this variety of saucer magnolia. It has gorgeous all white blooms but no one I have contacted seems to know where in the US it can be purchased. I appreciate any help or advice you might be able to give me. Thanks so much! PS I have a saucer magnolia in pink that is 56 years old and it is gorgeous, too.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jun 5, 2017 8:28 PM CST
Welcome!

My curiosity was piqued by your question because I have a Magnolia Grandiflora and at one time I had a saucer magnolia in pink. In fact, I thought they were all pink. So I did a quick Google search and am in awe at all of the different colors the saucer magnolia comes in. I did see some pictures of what you're looking for and it is indeed beautiful. If you search the Plants Database here it looks like 2 members have or have had this tree. I don't know if those 2 members are active but you might try reaching out to them using tree-mail. (Have you used tree-mail yet?)

So, here's my guess as to why you can't find any for sale. I think I saw that it's native to New Zealand. The only sites that were selling it were in Australia, British Columbia, and maybe New Zealand and were not shipping to the U.S. This is only a guess.

Hope someone else will come along and correct me if I'm wrong.
Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Region: Maryland Birds
Frogs and Toads
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Archivesgirl
Jun 18, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Thank You! tx_flower_child. Thanks for the suggestion of asking the members who posted photos of them. I always thought that saucer magnolias were pink also. Then I saw two yellow ones in my neighborhood and looked online. I was stunned to see the white and you're right, they might not be available in the US. So I will reach out to the other members and see. Thanks again, from one magnolia lover to another, Gayle.

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