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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Beetles

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Common names
  • Star Magnolia
  • Magnolia

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Location: Southern Maine
Date: April 16, 2023
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2023-10-14
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-04-19
Location: My yard
Date: 2024-03-14
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-04-06
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2019-04-27
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' - Planted 1971 - 2019 was an excep
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-03-20
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-04-06
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan
Date: 2019-04-27
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' - Planted 1971- in the arboretum s
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-03-22
Location: Saratoga, CA
Date: 2009-03-14
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-04-06
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: 2013-04-30
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-03-20
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-05-02

Date: 2019-03-27
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-01-08
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2014-04-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-18
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-18
Tree has been on our property since Spring 1997.  Love the scent
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-18
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2004
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-06
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-06
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-04-11
mature shrub in bloom
Location: Little Rock Arkansas
Date: 2015-03-22
Wind was folding and unfolding blossum.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-07
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-07
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-05-18
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-05-17
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-04-06
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 20, 2019 10:52 AM concerning plant:
    This is probably the most commonly planted cultivar of this species, and even more commonly planted than the mother species. It differs in having just slightly larger flowers with more numerous tepals (looking like petals) of 25 to 30 rather than just 12 to 18 tepals for the mother species.
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Your star magnolia is beautiful! by SongofJoy Apr 7, 2014 11:47 AM 1

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