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A picture of a Saucer Magnolia

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangeana

Also known as

Chinese Magnolia

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

8m

2m

Min

6m

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Saucer Magnolia
A photo of Saucer Magnolia

Overview

These magnificent small trees or large shrubs are grown for their flowers. The Japanese Magnolia is a cross between Magnolia liliiflora x Magnolia denudata. They are covered in tulip shape flowers in early Spring well before the leaves appear, making a striking display.

Common problems

Prone to honey fungus, coral spot and scale insects.

    Harvesting

    Branches of flowers can be cut and used in the vase during flowering time.

    Propagation

    Cuttings

    Greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

    Special Features

    Hedge plant

    Attractive flowers