Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star') in the Magnolias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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
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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By blue23rose on August 12, 2012

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 20, 2019 10:52 AM

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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