saucer magnolia Magnoliaceae Magnolia
xsoulangiana Soul.-Bod. [denudata x liliifolia]
Leaf: Alternate, simple, oblong to obovate, 3 to 6 inches long, entire margin, green above, paler and fuzzy below.
Flower: Species is monoecious; large (4 to 8 inches) and showy, light pink to nearly purple petals, appearing in mid-spring.
Fruit: A cone-like aggregate of follicles, 2 to 3 inches long; matures in late summer.
Twig: Moderate, gray-brown, glabrous; buds tan and very fuzzy, flower buds quite large (nearly an inch); stipule scar encircles twig.
Bark: Smooth, mottled gray.
Form: Small tree to 20 feet, typically multi-stemmed with a narrow crown.
Looks like: star magnolia - sweetbay magnolia