Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 6 to 10 ft. wide.
This is described as being the darkest, most dramatic tulip magnolia of any on the market. However, I would say that it is just a pale burgundy to purple bloom. Each cup shaped blossom is fairly large and most of them appear before the foliage in spring.
Our tree has struggled. It has had quite a lot of tip and shoot die off, and the bark has cracks along it. However, it has done better this year (2020) and looked a lot healthier. Perhaps it has taken a while to get settled in, or does not like the salt in the soil or the air. It has remained at about 6′ to 8′.,
Pronunciation: mag-NOH-lee-uh sew-lan-gee-AH-na
Species Meaning: honors Chevalier Etienne Soulange-Bodin (1774-1846), Director of the French Royal Institute, who crossed this hybrid in the early 1800s.
Magnolia x soulangeana, commonly known as saucer magnolia, is a deciduous hybrid magnolia (M. denudata x M. liliiflora)
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17003
Found in Contemplation Garden,
This is planted in the middle of the Contemplation Garden