Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia
Spectacular Alexander Saucer Magnolia
- Showy, Fragrant Spring Flowers
- Easy to Grow in Full Sun
- Extremely Versatile
- Deer Resistant
Magnolia trees are simply magnificent. The Alexander Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana 'Alexandrina') is a beautiful ornamental shrub that can become an a lovely specimen plant in your landscape.
This selection of Saucer Magnolia was chosen specifically for it's wonderful, dark purple flower buds, and huge blossoms with light pink and white interiors. The massive flower display is phenomenal.
Unbeatable Fragrant Flower Display
Magnolia flowers are darkest in bud and lighten as they open and age on the plant. You'll be amazed watching the darker colored flower buds elongate and begin to open in early spring. Alexander's cup-shaped flowers begin to open to a full 6 - 10 inches across.
The sweet fragrance will soon draw nectar and pollen-gathering insects to your yard.
As summer advances, vibrant 6 inch long, dark green leaves will fill out your Magnolia. As they grow, Magnolias deliver a lovely rounded form, with a symmetry that will compliment any location in your yard.
The Saucer Magnolia is a beautiful flowering shrub for your yard with unique spring flowers you'll enjoy for years to come.
People love using this tree in their yards. Order today for the best selection, and get started on this new love affair.
How to Use Saucer Magnolia in the Landscape
The Magnolia prefers a bit of protection from spring frosts, so placement beside your house or outbuilding with southern exposures would be good choice.
This is such a versatile plant. Use it as a tree form by removing the lowestest branches. Or, leave them on to use as a "shrub" form. Both options make a delightful impact in the yard.
However you choose to use them, make sure you plant Magnolias up close and personal so you can enjoy the flowers. Plant a specimen outside of a large bank of windows in your back yard, or near your front door or patio too. You'll want to savor the massive flower display, so site it where you can enjoy it.
For a formal look, use two Alexander Magnolias on either side to complement a Colonial-style or traditional home.
Trim the bottom branches off of your Magnolia and use it as a small specimen tree in your yard, or even as a street tree in front of your home if they do not use a lot of road salt in your area. They make wonderful trees.
Keep the bottom branches on your Alexander Magnolia to anchor the corner of your home. It can act as a showy backdrop to a wonderful mixed border.
Magnolias with their lower branches left intact can behave as showy, open privacy screens. You won't feel hemmed in, but your neighbors won't have a clear sight into your yard.
#ProPlantTips for Magnolias
Alexander Magnolias enjoy full sun and even moisture. Using mulch beneath your plants will benefit the health of your plants immensely. Just make sure you don't place any mulch up against the trunks. The mulch will keep the soil moisture more even, keep the weeds down, and is aesthetically very pleasing. So, mulch is beneficial and pretty, as well.
Right after the blooms fade, you can do some light pruning for more formal situations. Any pruning done in winter dormancy will remove flowers from the branches. Be sure to study the Plant Highlights to understand the mature height and spread (width) of this wonderful plant.
Give it enough room to grow, as you won't want to lose any flowers. Site it correctly to allow room to truly enjoy this plant as it gets larger. You'll adore those flowers!
Add Root Stimulator or Root Booster packets to your Magnolia order to help your new plant make new roots quickly. Careful attention to watering at planting and during periods of dry weather will keep your plants healthy and vigorous and stress free.
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Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alexandrina'|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink and White|