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Burgundy StarTM

Burgundy Star features an abundance of large magenta flowers, which eventually open to a star shape. The petals can be up to 8cm long.

The tree grows with a distinctly upright habit, almost fastigiate - with branches emerging at acute angles from the main stem. This is quite unusual amongst magnolias, making Burgundy Star a good choice if space is limited.

Burgundy Star magnolia for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £59.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering
You can pre-order now for delivery from late August / early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

How to grow

Burgundy Star is very cold hardy, so winter cold should not be an issue in any part of the UK. However for best results plant in a sheltered sunny spot.

History

Burgundy Star was developed by Mark Jury, one of the world's leading breeders of new Magnolia varieties, and released in 2008. It is the result of a cross between 'Nigra' and 'Vulcan'. In most respects it takes after 'Nigra', but the large flower size comes from 'Vulcan'. Neither parent has the unusual fastigiate habit seen in Burgundy Star.

Burgundy Star characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitColumnar / Fastigiate
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningNo need to prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourRed - darkMagenta
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Annual cycleDeciduous