Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’

Botanical Name: Magnolia x soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’

Common Name:
Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: The petals are rose purple on the outside but white on the inside

Bloom Time: April

Foliage: The deep green leaves turn yellowish brown in the fall

Fruit: This variety rarely produces fruit and therefore the fruit is not ornamentally significant

Habit: Strong upright habit when young but becoming more rounded with age. Densely branched over time

Size: Small tree reaching 20 to 25 feet tall and wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Native Habitat: None as this is a hybrid cultivar

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Description: We gave up growing Magnolia soulangiana many years ago because it is slightly more root tender in the winter than Magnolia stellata. We felt that we had replaced it with Magnolia x ‘Ricki’; however, there is quite a bit of difference. We bought some small plants of M. soulangiana ‘Alexandrina’ a few years ago and find that with our new winter protection methods they come through the winter fine. ‘Alexandrina’ is a very vigorous form of M. soulangiana but with an excellent flower, rose-purple on the outside and white on the inside – a very beautiful thing.