Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia) – A stunning tree for compact areas!

**Why use the Saucer Magnolia in Your Landscape?**

The Saucer Magnolia, also known as the Chinese Magnolia or Tulip Tree, is a small tree that packs a massive visual punch with its incredible sweet-scented blooms that appear in the off-season when other plants are still dormant.

Here are some quick facts about the Magnolia x soulangeana:

– USDA zones 4-9
– 30 feet tall x 30 feet wide (often seen smaller)
– Deciduous Foliage
– Winter Blooms
– Moderate to Regular Water
– Full Sun to Part Shade

Not only is this tree visually stunning, but it is also easy to grow, low maintenance and can tolerate a variety of soil types. Its multi-trunk form makes it perfect for a courtyard or planted in close proximity to houses, walls, and fences.

There are several popular varieties including Alexandrina and Rustica Rubra, and they are sold in a variety of sizes including 5-gallon, 15-gallon, 25-gallon, and 24-inch box. Keep the tree looking neat by pruning the branches to maintain an airy open canopy and remove any cross branches.

You can purchase the Saucer Magnolia online at [Budget Plants]( and enjoy its beauty all year round. Happy planting!

*Music Credits: Original Intro by Dominic Masiello, Doesn’t Matter by Daniel Musto, HLAHYJ6XLDDWPZPA Purple People Tweeter by New Wave Sounds.*

Why use the Saucer Magnolia in your landscape?…It’s got incredible scented tulip-like blooms that appear in the cool season, so when other plants are still dormant, this small tree packs a massive visual punch! It’s best in Sometimes called Chinese Magnolia, it works great in Zen gardens, but is also cross-stylistic and can work in cottage and traditional style landscapes as well. Here’s some quick facts for Magnolia x soulangeana.

– USDA zones 4-9
– 30 feet tall x 30 feet wide (often seen smaller)
– Deciduous Foliage
– Winter Blooms
– Moderate to Regular Water
– Full Sun to Part Shade

Landscapers and garden enthusiasts love this tree not only because of it’s mind-blowing sweet-scented flowers, but it’s also easy to grow, fairly low maintenance, and can tolerate a variety of soil types. Use it in a courtyard where a smaller profile tree is desired. Since they don’t have invasive roots like some trees, they can be planted in closer proximity to houses walls and fences (within reason). They are most often seen in a multi-trunk form at the nursery, and are sold in a variety of sizes including 5 gallon, 15 gallon, 25 gallon, and 24 inch box.

Prune the branches to keep an airy open canopy and remove any cross branches to keep a neat form. Alexandrina and Rustica Rubra are other popular varieties.

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Happy Planting!


Music Credits:

Original Intro
Dominic Masiello

Doesn’t Matter
Daniel Musto

Purple People Tweeter
New Wave Sounds
Pink Magnolia

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Written by Budget Plants


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  1. Think on planting this at someones grave this or snowfountain weeping cherry but since deers are around thinking this will do, plenty of sun.

    If someone else has any recommendations please comment (looking for low maintenance as I would have to drive 2plus hours for thr grave and dont wana be that werid guy in the grave)

  2. I have the Jane smaller version of this and just planted the actual saucer magnolia tree. With a southern magnolia in very center of those. I absolutely love magnolias and live in WV zone 6b

  3. They have these at Home Depot ~ Plano Texas. I missed getting the best ones because I had the back of my car full. Thanks for such a great video presentation. Really helps with planning a planting location.

  4. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME… I purchased a saucer magnolia from a tree farm in Ontario Canada. It was absolutely gorgeous and it’s five years old. I had the company plant the tree for me and I’ve had it three years. I bought this tree in honour of my mother because she died and it was her favourite tree. We have had such a hot summer this year and I can’t help but notice that the leaves look sparse and yellow in places. I don’t know what to do and was wondering if you had any suggestions. Thank you so much Susan from Ontario Canada. PS I am in tears

  5. I am 98.37% sure that I have one of these growing behind my house, next to my back door steps leading to the back yard. I've pruned it a few times over the years, but it's still going strong. I live in Leicester (pronounced Les-ter) NC which encompasses USDA zones 6a, 6b, and 7a. My saucer magnolia blooms heavily in the early spring, and again moderately heavily in the late summer / early fall.

  6. Great video. I love magnolia trees, so beautiful. I got a magnolia tree for my birthday last year and planted it in my yard. This year unfortunately, there is zero leaves and just tiny buds. Looks so bare. It is now middle of June and still didn't bloom. I'm not sure what's wrong. Any ideas would be helpful.

  7. Thanks for this! I was wondering if you have any videos with ideas for a zen garden? I feel like this tree would look lovely in one, but wondering what other plants I can add.

  8. Thank you so much! I just bought one today here in Ireland and it looks like it’s about to come into bloom! It’s a bit bigger than I thought it might be I don’t know why I assumed magnolias were even smaller but I think it will still work I just need to get it planted in the right spot!

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