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Saucer Magnolia
(Magnolia x soulangiana)

Donated by St. Louis University
Tree Map Location: # 26

Saucer Magnolia tree Saucer Magnolia leaf Saucer Magnolia fruit Saucer Magnolia flower Saucer Magnolia bark

Leaf: Alternate, simple, oblong to obovate, 3 to 6 inches long, entire margin, green above, paler and fuzzy below.  
Flower: 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.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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