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Magnolia stellata

Common Name(s):
Star magnolia
Cultivar(s):
Royal Star, Rubra
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Earliest of the deciduous magnolias to flower; frost sensitive; plant in protected site; tolerates heat

Height:
10-20 ft.
Flower:
2-4 in. white, fragrant, flowers in late winter to early spring; fruit is not showy
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types (clay, sand)
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Shrubby; dense oval to rounded; usually multistemmed
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
2-4 in. alternate, simple, light green leaves; modest yellow to bronze fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2048

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