Star Magnolia

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Product: Star Magnolia

The Star Magnolia, ‘Magnolia stellata’ is a beautiful flowering magnolia. If your yard isn’t big enough or your climate isn’t warm enough for the Southern Magnolia, choose the Star. It’s one of the smallest magnolias.

The Star is a very slow-growing perennial shrub or small tree native to Japan. In early spring, it will give you an unparalleled show of star-shaped white flowers, often with a pale pink stripe running down the inner petals. From a distance, it looks like a bouquet of baby’s breath, but with 3”-4” flowers — an amazing sight.

In the fall, the foliage turns an interesting yellow-bronze. The delicately-fragranced flowers can be injured by late spring frosts, so plant it in a protected area, preferably with northern exposure.

The Star Magnolia prefers organic, acidic soil and full sun, and is not as susceptible to magnolia scale as other varieties. Use as a single specimen, border background or a foundation planting.

  • Fall color
  • Fragrant
  • Family Magnolia stellata
  • Foliage Green
  • Mature Height 15 to 20 feet
  • Mature Spread 10 to 15 feet
  • Soil Widely adaptable
  • Zones 4-9
  • Moisture Well drained
  • Mature Form Oval
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color White
  • Fall Color Yellow
  • Bloom Period Early Spring