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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Common Name:
Star magnolia
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 8 feet or more
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular to moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Roundish, closely branched shrub, growing around 10 feet tall and often broader than tall have dark green 3-4 inch leaves with paler undersurfaces. Many white blossoms, each about 3 inches broad and having twelve or more narrow petals, open from pink buds in early spring. Sun, well drained non-alkaline soil, regular watering from spring to fall. Hardy to below 0 degrees F.