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Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)


Magnolia Stellata (Star Magnolia)

Masses of starry white flowers in spring


A popular, compact, bushy shrub or small tree with mid-green leaves and silky buds which open up to large, pure white, star-shaped flowers, sometimes faintly flushed pink. The flowers are lightly scented, and open very early, before the leaves, eventually covering the shrub for several weeks. This is one of the best magnolias for a small garden.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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