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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’

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An enchanting selection, Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' has fabulous, fragrant, bridal-white, goblet shaped flowers (up to 10-15 cm wide) in early spring which stand out well against the pale green, oval leaves.

This Magnolia flowers after two or three years and the display improves with age. It has a reasonably upright and compact habit, making it suitable for gardens with limited space.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: March - April.
Flower Colour: White with a hint of pink.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' grows to be a small, rounded tree once established.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Notes: We have found that although hardy, Magnolia x soulangeana 'Alba Superba' is best planted in an area which does not receive early morning sunlight in spring, as this combined with a frost can cause damage to the flowers.

Plant Finder: about Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’

Common names

Saucer magnolia, Tulip tree, Chinese magnolia


Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ (Saucer magnolia). This deciduous, upright tree bears large, fragrant, tulip-like, white flowers flushed with pink in mid spring to early summer. Has oval, mid green leaves.


They will require deep, fertile, well-drained mildly acidic soil. They thrive in sun or partial-shade but need protection from strong or salty winds.

Interest and use

Spring interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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