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Magnolia soulangeana, the saucer magnolia, is a deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various s of white, pink, and purple and maroon. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias in horticulture, being widely planted in the British Isles, especially in the south of England; and in the United States, especially the east and west coasts.

Growing as a multistemmed large shrub or small tree, it has shiny, dark green oval-shaped leaves on stout stems. Its flowers emerge dramatically on a bare tree in early spring, with the deciduous leaves expanding shortly thereafter, lasting through summer until autumn.

Magnolia soulangeana flowers are large, commonly 10–20 cm (4–8 in) across!

Magnolia soulangeana is notable for its ease of cultivation, and its relative tolerance to wind and alkaline soils (two vulnerabilities of many other magnolias).

Type: Small tree or large shrub

Height: 20-25 feet

Hardiness zones: 5-9

Location: Sun or part

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Plant, and place the container in a cold area (fridge or similar) 120 days. Alternatively they can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination. Sow seed 1/4 to 1/2" deep, cover with a thin layer of mulch, and keep continually moist.

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