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Saucer Magnolia

blooms magnolia saucer

Common Name: Saucer Magnolia

Botanical Name: Magnolia soulangeana

Plant Type: Tree

Plant Size: Up to 20 feet

Typical Bloom Time: March to April

The saucer magnolia features large flowers that bloom in various shades of white, pink, and maroon, emerging dramatically on the bare branches of the tree in early spring. Its leaves are shiny, dark-green and oval-shaped. Magnolias are among the most ancient trees in the world, and some of the oldest found fossilized flowers are of magnolias. In Conservatory Garden, you can spot this bloom in the South Garden.

Park Locations

Conservatory Garden

East side from 104th to 106th Street