Saucer magnolia (M. x soulangeana) is the single most popular magnolia, and it’s easy to see why. Its showy pink flowers steal the spotlight in early to mid-spring. The tree quickly grows to its mature height of 20 to 25 feet. Large blossoms to 8 inches across exude a beautiful perfume. In regions with lingering late spring frosts, don’t plant it near the southern side of a structure because retained heat might trigger early flowering, which frost can quickly wipe out. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, a beautiful gold and champagne color palette was selected for Sherri Shepherd's holiday decor. Simple white pillar candles, magnolia blossoms and gold garland help accent the hearth as a visual focal point in the living room.