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Cultural Details for Magnolia x soulangiana 'San Jose'

Common Name:
San Jose Saucer Magnolia

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Large rose-pink with milky white interior fragrant flowers.

Fruit Details:
Aggregate of follicles

Fall Color:
Tatty yellow-brown.

Bark Details:
Gray on older trunks.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Zones 4-9

Other Features:
Stems fragrant when crushed. Sapsuckers like these trees, leaving circles of holes around limbs.

Culture and Care:
Root from cuttings of firmwood. Prefers moist, deep, acid soils in full sun. Will withstand light shade. Shallow root system, do not plant too deep. Prune after flowering.

This plant was blooming:
7/2/2010 - 7/13/2010
4/2/2010 - 4/7/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
470, 490, 510

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.