The Royal 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.
Royal star magnolia tree facts
Native to Japan, the magnolia stellata royal star gray-white bark makes it a unique planting in a snowy winter scene with its bare branches and spreading, rounded crown. Also, check out Cornelian cherry and bald cypress, great options for hedging. You can also see other types of hedges available in deciduous and evergreen variety.
- Royal Star Magnolia looks thrilling in spring with huge 4 inch double blossom flowers.
- Thankfully, Magnolia Stellata is a relatively low maintenance tree.
- Requires frequent watering 2-3 times each week for the first 3 months.
- The best time to prune this tree is in mid summer.
|Your Hardiness Zone:|
|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|
|No serious pest or disease problems|
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