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Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’

Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia Stellata Royal Star) is a small, low-branching, flowering tree, which is often grown as a rounded shrub. Especially noteworthy for its compact size, Star Magnolia 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. Star Magnolia Tree becomes significantly taller when grown in partially shaded environments and can generally tolerate a range of different soils.


Royal Star Magnolia growing regions


Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' has beautiful gray-white bark that makes it a unique planting in a snowy winter scene with its bare branches and spreading, rounded crown.

  • Royal Star Magnolia Shrub is incredible in spring with 4 inches wide, fragrant double blossoms.
  • Magnolia Stellata Royal Star is a low-maintenance hedge.
  • Requires frequent watering 2-3 times each week for the first 3 months.
  • The best time to prune Magnolia Stellata tree is in mid-summer

Royal Star Magnolia Hedge is native to Japan and typically grows 15-20 ft tall without pruning. Magnolia Stellata can easily be maintained as a hedge anywhere between 4-10' tall. Star Magnolia hedge looks especially stunning when used to line a driveway or to create an accent wall in the late winter garden.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
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Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Deer Resistance: YES
Watering Requirements: Weekly, or possibly more often in containers or extreme heat
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 10’ height and 12’ width
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Sunset Heat Zones: 2 - 9 and 14 - 24
Pest/Disease Issues:
No serious pest or disease problems