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Magnolia, Star Magnolia stellata

Star Magnolia - Magnolia stellata
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With Showy 3-4" fragrant white flowers, this hardy magnolia can easily be used as a single specimen or a foundation planting. Dark green leaves with striking, gray bark. Adapts to slightly acidic, rich soils. Full sun produces best flowers. (zones 4-9)

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Zones 4 - 9 Zones 4 - 9
Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
The Star Magnolia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees
15' - 20' High 15' - 20' High
Mature Height
The Star Magnolia grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
10' - 15' Spread 10' - 15' Spread
Mature Spread
The Star Magnolia has a spread of about 10' - 15' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth Medium to Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This magnolia does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Star Magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
Oval Shape Oval Shape
Shape
This magnolia has oval, pyramidal shape.
Description

With Showy 3-4" fragrant white flowers, this hardy magnolia can easily be used as a single specimen or a foundation planting. Dark green leaves with striking, gray bark. Adapts to slightly acidic, rich soils. Full sun produces best flowers. (zones 4-9)

History/Lore/Use

Originated at Nymans, Sussex, UK

Moisture

Can withstand some flooding and has moderate drought tolerance.

Flower Color

Showy 3-4" fragrant white flowers.

Bloom Time

Spring