Magnolia × soulangeana in full bloom
How to grow Magnolia × soulangeana

Commonly known as the saucer magnolia, Magnolia × soulangeana is one of the glories of early spring. Noted for its magnificent blooms, it is a popular deciduous tree tolerant to both wind and alkaline soils. The original hybrid (a cross Magnolia denudata with Magnolia liliiflora) was bred in 1820 by French plantsman and retired Napoleonic cavalry officerÉtienne Soulange-Bodin (1774–1846).

Magnolia × soulangeana flowers
How to grow Magnolia × soulangeana
Grown either as a large multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree,

The following forms have received the Award of merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Magnolia x soulangeana 'Brozzoni' 1993
Magnolia x soulangeana 'Étienne Soulange-Bodin' 1993
Magnolia x soulangeana 'Pickard's Schmetterling' 2012

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