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Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia soulangeana

Location: 1251 Peralta
Park: Shinn Historical Park
District: Niles
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous, a hybrid, native to Asia, North and Central America. This tree has dazzling white blossoms that appear all along the branches before the leaves have opened in March-April.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker