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The Saucer Magnolia can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Saucer Magnolia falls into the following type(s): Flowering Tree
The Saucer Magnolia grows to be 20' to 30' feet in height.
The Saucer Magnolia has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium growth rate.
The Saucer Magnolia does well in Full exposure(s).
The Saucer Magnolia grows in Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained soils.
The Saucer Magnolia has a(n) Rounded shape.
One of the most popular flowering trees in the United States, this tree is planted widely both in America and Europe. The tree tolerates poor soil and air pollution and is often used as an ornamental. This tree will exhibit blossoms when other trees are finished for the season.
Wildlife use larger dead branches of the Saucer Magnolia as nesting sites and the sprouts of young trees are browsed.
A hybrid cousin of America's magnificent Southern Magnolia, the Saucer Magnolia is actually a large spreading shrub that take its name from its wide, saucer-like flowers. First cultivated in 1826.
Moist, has some drought resistance.
The leaves are simple, alternate, three to six inches in length, about half as wide. Medium to dark green in summer, they sometimes turn an attractive brown in autumn.
The flowers are pink and white, are very attractive, can reappear throughout the summer and sometimes will carry over into winter although the colors tend to fade with re-emerging blossoms.
Late February to April.
The fruit is elongated, 1 to 3 inches long; they appear in August and contain small, pointed red or deep pink seeds. Attractive to birds, they do produce minor amounts of litter.
Small low-branched tree with large, saucer-shaped flowers. Early-spring blossoms are pinkish-purple outside, white inside. Medium fast-growing, good pollution tolerance. Likes moist, deep, acid soil and full sun. Grows to 20' to 30', 25' spread. (zones 4-9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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