Episode #258 | Original Air Date: February 24, 2021
The saucer magnolia is a gorgeous tree that can be planted in Central and North Florida. When it blooms in spring, its large, tulip-shaped flowers are a sight not easily forgotten. They’re usually pink, but can be yellow or even purple!
The saucer magnolia is low-maintenance. Few pests bother the tree and it requires little or no pruning. It will need to be watered during dry periods, as it’s not especially drought-tolerant.
Plant your saucer magnolia in a fertile, well-drained soil in sunny or partial shade locations.
Your saucer magnolia needs plenty of room to grow to its eventual height of thirty feet and spread of about twenty-five feet.
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