Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
hybrid; wide-spreading, irregular oval to rounded, multi-stemmed tree, with low branches; 25-30’ tall; 20-30’ wide, coarse textured, smooth, gray bark; large, fragrant, dark pinkish-purple flowers on outside, white on inside, flowers in April; no fall color; full sun; prefers loamy, organic soil, neutral to slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to dry, compacted, heavy clay, poorly drained soils, drought, and road salt; plant in spring only; flowers can be killed by late, hard frosts so plant on eastern or northeastern side of a building to delay flowering up to one week; hardy to zone 5a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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