Magnolia x soulangeana
Magnolia × soulangeana, the Chinese or saucer magnolia, is a hybrid flowering deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various shades of white, pink, and purple. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias in horticulture, being widely planted in the British Isles.
Growing as a multistemmed large shrub or small tree, Magnolia × soulangeana has alternate, simple, shiny, dark green oval-shaped leaves on stout stems. Its flowers emerge dramatically in early spring, followed by the deciduous leaves which last through summer until autumn.
Ultimate height 8 meters
Ultimate spread 8 meters
Most magnolias prefer full sun, fertile, moist, well-drained soil, slightly acidic or neutral conditions and a sheltered position