Saucer MagnoliaMagnolia x soulangeana
The saucer magnolia is a landscape show-stopper. The stunning early spring blossoms have been said to open “like a thousand porcelain goblets,” and lush summertime leaves are dark green and leathery—adding nice contrast to silvery-gray bark. One of the most popular flowering trees in the United States, the saucer magnolia is also widely planted in Europe.
If you’re in search of a specimen tree or shrub to make a splash in your yard, look no further.