Possibly the most popular deciduous Magnolia tree, Saucer Magnolia boasts an abundant display of vibrant pink-purple flowers with white, inner petals. This early flowering Magnolia tree creates a stunning garden feature with a full, rounded crown, blossoming from March onwards. Magnolia soulangeana 'Picture' often has a second burst of flowering, later in spring, as the new growth appears.
The large leaves are host to the stunning flowers which can grow to 8" in diameter! Best suited to a well-drained site in full sun or partial shade. Keep your Magnolia soulangeana 'Picture' tree well watered throughout the year and you'll enjoy the seasonal display of fragrant flowers each spring.
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When planting magnolia trees, such as Magnolia soulangeana 'Picture', it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown magnolia trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.
Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Do not try to loosen the roots of magnolia trees before planting. They have a fleshy root system and can be quite fragile, teasing the roots can cause damage.
Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.
If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Magnolias do not cope well with dry soils so this is especially important. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.
Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.
When first planted, magnolia trees can be pruned into shape. Simply remove any weak branches or any that are growing in an awkward position. Established deciduous magnolia trees should not be heavily pruned. Simply remove any dead or damaged branches. If pruning to limit the overall size, stagger your pruning over a few years to alleviate the stress on your tree. You want to achieve an open, balanced effect so do not over prune. Pruning for deciduous magnolias should be carried out in mid-summer to early autumn. You should not prune deciduous magnolia trees from late winter to early spring.
Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email email@example.com.
There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.
Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees. For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.
1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat
1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat
Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.
Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.
Form refers to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. The photos within the product tables can help you visualise it - click on the photo to enlarge it. For more information, see our Tree Forms Guide or phone our team.
Pruned and shaped: A tree that has had pruning to help create a beautiful overall shape, with the pruning being tailored to the variety. It is our most popular form.
Top grafted: A top grafted tree has a height noted next to the form (e.g. 'Top grafted at 45cm'), which refer to the clear stem height. This bare stem will not grow taller, only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small gardens or patios.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Bush: On our website a bush means a plant with many stems low down, rather than one singular clear stem.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the ground to the lowest branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (the circumference of the stem measured 1m above ground), not height.
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||60-90cm||5L pot||£29.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bush||90-120cm||10L pot||£44.99 (ex VAT)|