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Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana)

Magnolia x soulangeana, the saucer magnolia, is a hybrid cousin of America’s magnificent Southern magnolia, and is actually a large spreading shrub that takes its name from its wide, saucer-like flowers. It was first cultivated in 1826 in France, quickly entered cultivation in England and other parts of Europe, as well as North America. The fragrant, early-spring blossoms are white shaded with light to deep pink or purplish-pink. Its big, broad leaves are dark green, and the smooth bark is silvery-gray. Medium- to fast-growing, the saucer magnolia is pollution tolerant, likes moist, acid soil and full sun. It grows to 20-30 feet tall and up to 25 feet wide.      

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