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Magnolia x soulangiana /Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana  / Magnolia x soulangiana
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Cluster of flowers

Knobby seed cone and foliage

Specimen lawn tree in full flower

Saucer magnolias bloom when quite young

Large, mature tree towering over a roof

Flowers and buds

Tree canopy in full bloom

Grove of trees on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge


Flower and bud

Branches of flowers and buds

Flowers in full bloom

Section of a canopy in bloom in late winter

A mature specimen at peak of bloom

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Scientific Name: Magnolia x soulangiana
Common Name: Saucer Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Probably the most widely grown and easiest to grow of the oriental magnolias. The pink to purplish flowers are sometimes damaged by late freezes, so plant cultivars that flower later. Can be used as a specimen, accent, in group or mass plantings. It is supposedly deer resistant.