University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia x soulangiana
Saucer Magnolia in flower
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 20-30 Feet
Features: White, pink to purple, cup-shaped flowers in spring; silvery gray bark adds winter interest.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils; slightly acid soil.
Cultivars:

Many, including

  • 'Alexandrina'- flowers are white inside, purplish outside, early flowering.
  • 'Brozzonii'-large white flowers, late flowering, 25-30 feet.
  • 'Lennei'-flowers white inside, purple-magenta outside, late flowering, 15-20 feet.
  • Verbanica'-flowers rose pink on outside, late flowering, 20-25 feet.
Mature Form: Pyramidal to rounded; often multi-stemmed
Native To: Hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Patio.Patio
Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Can be difficult to transplant due to fleshy root system; flowers at a young age; flowers often bloom early enough to be damaged by frost.

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