Magnolia Soulangeana-(Saucer Magnolia)-
Saucer Magnolia is a diverse species of deciduous small trees to large shrubs that are commonly used in the Southern California landscape. There are many varieties to choose from. Some have a large tulip shaped flower and there are some varieties that have a star shaped flower. Some of the more popular varieties are 'Royal Star', 'Burgandy', 'Rubra', and Alba. Saucer magnolia's height range are from 18ft-30ft depending on the variety. The require full sun to get maximum flower production. When grown in warmer dry climates like the inland valleys of Southern California, Saucer magnolia leaves will get a marginal burn from the aridity. Also Saucer Magnolias perfer well drained garden soils that are nuetral to acid. When grown in alkaline soils, they are very suseptable to Chlorosis or nutrient deficiency. They are also very suseptable to giant white fly attack. Pruning should be done in late winter usually mid January. The are an excellent accent plant or focal point. When in bloom are a spectacular addition to a landscape.
Nutrience Deficiency on a Saucer Magnolia
Saucer Magnolia Flowers