The Star Magnolia is a small low-branching flowering tree, which is often grown as a rounded shrub. Especially noteworthy for its compact size, the tree makes an excellent hedge or screen. Its star-shaped white flowers bloom best in full sun with moderately moist soil and usually at a younger age, always in late winter to early spring. The tree becomes significantly taller when grown in partially shaded environments and can generally tolerate a range of different soils.
Native to Japan, the Star Magnolia’s gray-white bark makes it a unique planting in a snowy winter scene with its bare branches and spreading, rounded crown.
|Sunset Heat Zones:||2 - 9 and 14 - 24|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||5 - 9|
|Watering Requirements:||Weekly, or possibly more often in containers or extreme heat|
|Mature Size:||Up to 10’ height and 12’ width|
|Sun/Shade:||Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Pest/Disease Issues:||No serious pest or disease problems|