Magnolia x soulangiana

Saucer Magnolia

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune in winter if needed.  Does require water during periods of drought.

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Beautiful saucer-shaped flowers in the spring.

  • Large, fragrant pink flowers
  • Flowers appear in early spring before leaves emerge

Good planted in a large yard protected from strong wind tunnels.  Best in eastern and central Kansas. 

Height: 20-25 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Pink

Interesting Notes about Saucer Magnolia:

Buds of the tree develop in early spring and if a hard freeze occurs the buds do not develop into flowers.  Avoid planting in southern exposure near a building which might induce early bud development.  Plant in a protected site that has soil rich in organic matter.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Fragrant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water