Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana)
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
When these fuzzy puppies pop it really is the beginning of a roller coaster ride into spring. These magnolia x soulangiana blooms are also called saucer magnolias or tulip magnolias. Stay tuned for photos of them in full bloom later this week.