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Magnolia stellata

Magnolia stellata is perhaps the best-known of all Magnolia species. It is usually called the Star Magnolia on account of its mass of star-shaped while or pale pink flowers, which arrive in early spring.

Magnolia stellata magnolia trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £73.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

How to grow

Magnolia stellata tends to flower from a young age, you can expect blossom within a year or so of planting.

It is also amongst the hardiest of Magnolias, and will usually flower reliably even in more exposed locations - although as with all Magnolias it does best in a sheltered spot.

Magnolia stellata will reach around 4m high after 10 years or so, and a simlar spread, but the size and shape can be easily managed by pruning - either just after flowering or in late summer.

 

History

Magnolia stellata is native to the island of Honshu, Japan. It was brought to the UK in the 1870s by the plant collector Charles Maries.

Magnolia stellata characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Flower colourWhitePink - light
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Country of originJapan
  • Annual cycleDeciduous