Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana) 5 seeds (#819)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana) 5 seeds (#819)

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About the product

Beautiful specimen flowering shrub or small tree for the landscape.
Commonly known as saucer magnolia, is a deciduous hybrid magnolia (M. denudata x M. liliiflora). It is the most commonly grown deciduous magnolia. It is a broad shrub or small tree that typically rises to 6-7 m tall with a rounded crown. It is often grown in a multi-trunked shrubby form.
Fragrant flowers bloom in early spring before the foliage emerges. Flowers are pink with white interiors. Sparse numbers of additional flowers may bloom sporadically later in spring on new growth, but the later flowers are usually less vigorous and less colorful than those of the primary bloom.
Best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Generally intolerant of soil extremes (dry or wet). Site in locations protected from strong winds, but avoid southern exposures close to houses where the buds may be induced to open too early in spring. Plants appreciate consistent and regular moisture throughout the year. Best sited in a protected location because early spring frosts can damage flowers.

Genus - Magnolia
Species - soulangeana
Common name - Saucer Magnolia
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 6 - 7 m
Spread - 6 - 7 m
Plant type - Small tree or shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Sunny or Partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic
Soil type - Organically rich, well-drained loams
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Beautiful specimen flowering shrub or small tree for the landscape.
Bloom season - Early spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White flushed with purple

1. Start the cold stratification process in the end of the beginning of the year.
2. Place the seeds in a glass bowl and cover with room temperature water. Allow the seeds to soak for a minimum of 24 hours but no longer than 48 hours.
3. Hold a handful of sterile peat planting medium under a running faucet until the peat is soaked. Squeeze most of the water out of the peat, leaving it moist but not soggy. Place the moist peat into a zip-lock plastic bag.
4. Remove the seeds from the bowl of water and rinse them off under clean running water. Place up to three seeds into the plastic bag containing the peat. Use more peat and plastic bags if you want to germinate more than three seeds.
5. Push the seeds into the peat and seal the plastic bag. Shake the bag to distribute the peat so that it covers the seeds completely. The seeds must be buried in the moist peat in order to germinate.
6. Place the sealed bag in the bottom of the refrigerator. This will serve as the cold stratification. The seeds need to be kept at +2-+4 for 60-90 days.
7. Open the plastic bag periodically to make sure the peat is still moist. Add water as needed to restore the moisture.
8. After the process done, sow into well-drained, sandy compost and cover to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds usually germinate in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown.

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