are beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that come in many varieties. Most
of the magnolias at Reed are too small to be considered trees, so we've
only included a few in this site.
Magnolia x soulangiana
Saucer Magnolia is a hybrid of two magnolias native to China. The
tree reaches 30 feet in height and in spread, is an early bloomer
among the magnolias, and sometimes can be damaged by a late spring
frost. The many cultivars include some with enormous flowers, others
with dark purplish flowers, and one with white flowers.
Most popular of the smaller magnolias, it is intricately branched
and wide spreading. Displays of fragrant, slender, many-petalled white
flowers emerge in late March and early April, before the leaves develop.
Flowering continues as the plant leafs out.