Magnolia x soulangiana is commonly known as a saucer magnolia.
...and this is what it looks like this week, well after bloom and leaf-out. Big oval to obovate leaves give magnolias a good amount of texture in the summer garden.
Magnolia stellata 'Centennial' is commonly known as a Centennial star magnolia.
The tremendous amount of rain recently and a busy schedule have not helped photo taking but luckily I still have plenty of pics to sort through from the previous few months. Newer bloom pics to come soon, I hope, once we have a few dry days. These magnolias were in bloom back in mid-April. I wrote a few words about them in an old blog post, click here and look down towards the end of the post.
Here is that same star magnolia this week (taken 6/19/09).