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James H. Schutte
MAGNOLIA stellata 'Royal Star'
This highly cold tolerant magnolia has a shrubby oval habit and bears many large, fragrant, creamy white flowers before its leaves emerge in spring. The vigorous ‘Royal Star’ It is usually the first star magnolia to begin flowering, and its neat upright habit makes it amenable to smaller spaces.
Star magnolia is a deciduous large shrub to small tree that develops a pleasing oval shape. Japanese in origin, it is typically multistemmed, but can be pruned and manicured to have a central leader and a more tree-like stature. In early spring, before its leaves emerge, it bears many large fragrant flowers of creamy white with long linear petals and a starry look.
Grow star magnolia in full to partial sun and fertile soil that is clay-rich and evenly moist. Pruning should be done after it flowering. This is an excellent large specimen shrub for an open lawn or large border. It will add pleasing color and interest to the spring landscape and looks even nicer with blankets of early spring bulbs planted beneath the branches.
9 - 5
4 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
10'-12' / 3.0m - 3.7m
Early Spring, Late Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Yellow, Brown
Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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