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Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

GIS Coordinate:
N40 20.972 W94 52.893

Trail Number:
G15

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Description

Family:
Magnoliaceae

Foliage:
Leaves similar to the Saucer Magnolia but have smaller, more rounded leaf tips

Native Locale:
Japan

Mature Height:
15 to 20 feet

Mature Width:
10 to 20 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Needs moist, deep, preferably acid (pH 5.0 to 6.0)supplemented with organic-based soil

Growth Habit:
Dense oval to rounded shrub or small tree usually of thick constitution from the close-set leaves and stems

Rate of Growth:
Slow, 3 to 6' over a 5 to 6 year period, with adequate water and fertilizer 10' in 5 to 6 years

Disease and Insect:
Basically trouble free; possible scale

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Flowers are white and 3 inches in diameter. Very showy in the early spring.

Photos

Leaf - Star MagnoliaSummer - Star MagnoliaSummer '08 - Star MagnoliaSummer '08 Bark - Star Magnolia