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Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia

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Plant Information
Common Name Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia
Botanical Name Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina'
Description
Plant Type Ornamental
Mature Height 25 to 30 ft
Mature Width 25 to 30 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Purple-pink
Bloom Interest Showy,Fragrant
Bloom Period March
Seasonal Interest Spring
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Ovate
Fall Color Yellow
Attributes Clay Soil
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Care
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Moderate
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water deeply if rainfall is less than 1" per week especially for the first 3 years after planting. After roots are established, water deeply in extreme weather situations.
Fertilize Notes According to Missouri Department of Conservation, trees seldom need to be fertilized even when planting. But it may be used to increase growth rates. If the tree is weak or distressed, fertilizer should only be applied sparingly.
Prune Notes Magnolias require no routine pruning. Shortening gangly branches can be done after flowering.