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Magnolia stellata /Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata  / Magnolia stellata
Late winter flowers while plant is still quite barren of leaves
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Late winter flowers while plant is still quite barren of leaves


Close-up image of a flower with many petals

A mature specimen showing the shrub-like character of this flowering tree

A close-up view of a single flower


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Scientific Name: Magnolia stellata
Common Name: Star Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Has an abundance of white, fragrant flowers in late winter or early spring. It is smaller growing than are other oriental types. Yellow autumn color of the leaves in common. Does not flower as profusely in zones 8 and 9.