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Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangiana

Trail Number:
T29

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Description

Family:
Magnoliaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, 3 to 6 inches long with pointed tips

Native Locale:
Japan

Mature Height:
20 to 30 feet

Mature Width:
20 to 30 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 9

Soil Preference:
Needs moist, deep, preferably acid (pH 5.0 to 6.0)supplemented with leaf mold or peat moss

Growth Habit:
Distinctly upright in youth and often grown as a multi- stemmed shrub under nursery production; usually a large spreading shrub or small, low- branched tree with wide-spreading branches forming a pyramidal to rounded outline at maturity

Rate of Growth:
Medium, 10 to 15' over a 10 year period

Disease and Insect:
Black mildews, leaf blight, leaf spot, dieback, Nectria canker, Leaf scab, wood decay, algal spot, magnolia scale, Tuliptree scale

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: If protected, this tree will produce beautiful white to pink flowers, 5 to 7 inches in diameter in the early spring.

Photos

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