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10.Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 9
Height:
20 – 30
Spread:
Spread: often same as height; In youth: distinctly upright and often multi-stemmed
Habit:
At maturity: large, spreadin shrub or small, low-branched tree with wide-spreading branches forming a pyramidal to rounded outline
Light:
Best in full sun
Soil:
Deep, moist, acidic soil preferable; supplement with peat moss
Flowers:
white to pink to purplish, 5  – 10  in diameter; in March – April
Fruit:
aggregate of follicles, 4 long; in August – September
Landscape use:
Good small specimen tree; can use in groupings near large buildings or in large tree lawns
History:
The original hybrid was raised in the garden of Soulange-Bodin at Fromont, France from seed borne by M. denudata fertilized by pollen of M. liliiflora
Pests\Problems:
Pests: magnolia scale, tuliptree scale, other scales; Problems: black mildews, leaf blight, leaf spots, dieback, nectria canker, leaf scab, wood decay
Significant Features:
Good pollution tolerance; unbelievable variation in flower size, color, form, growth habit and cold hardiness