The Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia soulangeana
As the bleak winter fades away and nature begins to show signs of life again, one of the first trees to flower and bloom is the beautiful Saucer Magnolia. This tree is known in some areas as the Tulip Tree, even though it is part of the Magnolia family. Starting in late March or April, the Saucer Magnolias bud and then bloom their beautiful pink or white flowers. These flowers are known for their big petals and fragrant smell.
Benefits of the Saucer Magnolia:
- Beautiful Flowers
- Attract birds and butterflies
- Hearty enough to withstand long, cold New York winters
- Provide lots of shade in the summer
Caring for Your Saucer Magnolia
Saucer Magnolias require minimal maintenance, especially after they’re no longer saplings. Make sure it gets regular water, and prune when needed.