Saucer magnolia is a small tree growing to a height of 30 feet. A prolific bloomer, its flowers are large and cover the naked stems of the tree just before leaves emerge. Its cup-to-goblet shaped flowers softly grace Central Park with a pale pink bloom turning a darker pink toward its base.
The saucer magnolia is one of the earliest flowering trees to bloom. In milder climates including the Deep South, it blooms in late winter and as late as mid-spring in colder zones (note Central Park photo). Wherever it grows, the saucer magnolia is a much anticipated first sign of spring. Read more about: Saucer Magnolia