Royal Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Large, fragrant, double white flowers appearing before the foliage. Upright, dense branching, multi-trunked large shrub or small tree. Blooms later than Magnolia stellata; useful in areas where late freezes occur. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 10 to 15 feet tall, 10 to 12 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmag-NOH-lee-uh ste-LAH-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Mid Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSensational Spring Flowers

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.

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