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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’

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Spectacular form of Magnolia with distinctive, huge, goblet shaped flowers which are deep pink on the outside of the petals, fading to white on the inside. The leaves are large and bronze/green when young, turning dark green in the summer.

Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei' is a small, spreading garden tree with a magnificent display of large flowers in spring once established

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

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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ | 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: Pink and white
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei' grows to be a small branching tree with a somewhat rounded crown once established.
Height: 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) in ten years]
Spread: 6 m (20 ft) / [2.5 m (8 ft) in ten years]

Notes: We have found that although hardy, Magnolia x soulangeana 'Lennei' 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 ‘Lennei’

Common names

Saucer magnolia


Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ (Saucer magnolia). Has large, dark purple-pink flowers.


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/Summer interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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