All About the Saucer Magnolia:
Scientific Nomenclature: Magnolia x soulangeana
Common Names: saucer magnolia, Chinese magnolia
Mature Height: 15–30 feet
Mature Spread: 20–30 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate
Attracts Wildlife: Pollinators
Messiness: Showy flowers bloom in the spring and drop by summer. Leaves drop in autumn.
Shape: Round, spreading, multi-stemmed
Native to Kentucky: No
Preferred Soils: Prefers well-drained, acidic (<6.0pH) loam with high organic matter content.
Screening: Not used as a screening or privacy plant.
Drought Tolerance: Is not tolerant of drought.
Coniferous or Deciduous: Deciduous
Pruning: Not required. Deadwood and leaves can be removed in late winter or early spring if necessary.
Climate Quick Facts:
Following being planted as a sapling, over 20 years one saucer magnolia will:
- Sequester ~973 pounds of CO2.
- Reduce stormwater runoff by 330 gallons.