Magnolia x soulangiana
Saucer Magnolia, Chinese Magnolia, Tulip Tree
|Though one type is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisianna, they perfume more than just the southern states with their dazzling citruslike fragrance. While they favor ample summer moisture, at least 1 of the many varieties can be grown in every climate. These mostly deciduous trees and shrubs come in many sizes and shapes, ranging from the shrubby Star Magnolia to the giant Southern Bay Magnolia. The large, opulent flowers range from white and yellow to pink and purple. Pest and disease problems are few, but Magnolias can become deficient in various nutrients. Place in a protected area without direct southern sun. Plant where there is little foot traffic, as shallow roots do not like compacted soil. Choose plant location carefully, as many grow large, and most varieties do not like to be moved. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Frost can kill early blooms.
The white, pink, or reddish purple saucer-shaped flowers with white insides precede 6-inches-long, deep green, oval leaves. Roots are close to surface so use care when working around them.
Attributes - Magnolia x soulangiana
Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Pink, Purple, Red, White
Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.
Width: 35 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Scales, Spider Mites.
Magnolia 'Elizabeth', Magnolia 'Galaxy', Magnolia 'Royal Crown', Magnolia 'Susan', Magnolia 'Wada's Memory', Magnolia denudata, Magnolia fraseri, Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem', Magnolia liliiflora, Magnolia liliiflora nigra, Magnolia x loebneri, Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill', Magnolia macrophylla, Magnolia salicifolia, Magnolia x soulangiana 'Lennei', Magnolia x soulangiana 'Rustica Rubra', Magnolia stellata, Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'