University of Florida

Magnolia soulangiana

Common name(s): Saucer Magnolia, Japanese Magnolia, Chinese Magnolia

Plant type: deciduous small tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 3000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 75-78 degrees F
Time to rooting: 4-8 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Comment: Do not let seeds dry out.

Propagation by Layering

Type of Layering: mound
Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information