Magnolia Stellata Trees
The Magnolia Stellata is a distinct and charming small tree or shrub. One of the earliest magnolias to bloom, buds opening into beautiful fragrant star shaped white flowers in early spring. Hardy and can be kept in containers or in a fairly sunny sheltered space in the garden.
|Approx height when sent||
1 – 1.2 metres
|When to plant||
Full Sun, Semi-shade
The Star magnolia is one of the earliest magnolias to bloom in March and April giving much pleasure with its profusion of fragrant many-tepalled white flowers opening from silky buds. The deep green leaves are an attractive elegant narrow shape. A compacted rounded specimum, usually wider than high.
They need a sunny or partial shady sheltered spot and prefer a neutral to acid fertile, well-drained soil. They will tolerate most soils provided it is humus rich. Plenty of organic matter should be dug into the soil before planting. During its youth, weed, mulch and compost in spring.
A very beautiful shrub-like tree, it can be grown successfully in a small garden or container.
Slow growing, the height in maturity seldom reaches 3m x 3m / 10ft x 10ft.
Common Name: Star Magnolia
Latin Name: Stellata
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Habit: Compacted rounded shape
Position: Sunny or partial shade
Flowering period: Spring
Hardiness: Fully hardy but some protection.
Eventual Height/Spread: 3m x 3m / 10ft x 10ft
Special features: Early spring flowering
Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales
A Magnolia is a Symbol of Beauty and Sweetness. Its Planet is Venus and its Power is Fidelity.