Scientific Name: Magnolia stellata Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:star magnoliaTexture:Medium
Family Name:MagnoliaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Pink, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Orange, Red, Green, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Sheltered, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Tree multi-stem, compact, bushy; smaller in habit/size/leaves, branches lower than other magnolias; leaves <10 cm, buds densely silver pubescent; flowers star-like, <13 cm across, most with 25-30 strap-like, white tepals, first magnolia to flower (cv. Royal Star has slightly pinkish flower buds which open up to 2 weeks later than species).