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Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Star Magnolia Overview

Magnolia stellata is a deciduous shrub that develops a rounded but compact shape. In early to mid spring it's white star shaped flowers open from silky buds. This plant has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit for it's reliability and performance.

Common problems with Star Magnolia

How to harvest Star Magnolia

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Star Magnolia

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings.

Seed

Grafting

By grafting in winter.

Special features of Star Magnolia

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Hedge plant

Other uses of Star Magnolia

This low maintenance plant provides architectural interest and suits being included in informal cottage gardens. As well as urban courtyard gardens where it can be grown in containers.

Larger Shrubs for Gardens

For larger gardens, these flowering shrubs are perfect additions to provide habitat and food for pollinators.

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Looking Good in March - Top 10

Traditionally flowering in March, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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