Genus: Magnolia
Family: Magnoliaceae

Magnolias 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

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.

Maps: 14, 18

Magnolia stellata
Star Magnolia

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.

Maps: 33