• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early to Mid Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mag-NOH-li-a ste-LAH-ta
    Plant type:Magnolia, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 24, 28 - 41
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early to Mid Spring
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasFew trees are as charming as the little Star Magnolia. Plant up close where you can enjoy its dainty but large flowers. Excellent choice for moonlight and all-white gardens. A traditional candidate in the Asian garden, where individuals are carefully pruned. Equally at home in old-fashioned cottage gardens. A perfect choice for courtyards and entry courts, town-house and condominium gardens.
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); Holly (Ilex); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in deep, nutrient-rich, well-drained, loamy soil, but adaptable. Shelter from harsh winter winds and late season cold snaps. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.