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Royal Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Royal Star Magnolias flower early. The pure white flowers are a welcome sight in the early spring. For us in Maryland it is frequently the first flower smell that drifts through the air in spring. Its very bud hardy so even the coldest of the winter winds can't freeze off the sleeping flower buds.

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Royal Star Magnolia for Sale Online

Royal Star Magnolia is deemed royal for a reason. Aside from its outstanding beauty and immaculate blooms, this springtime staple is the earliest flowering variety of the Magnolia family. This flowering tree is praised for its star-shaped double blossoms, petite frame, and its tolerance to a variety of conditions.

Scientifically classified as a Magnolia Stellata, the Magnolia Royal Star is native to Japan. These popular Magnolia can be grown in various climates around the world--producing best results in growing zones 4-9.

The ideal care for these elite specimen include planting in an organically rich well drained soil blend. Additionally, these deciduous trees prefer receiving full sun to part shade. The watering needs for this tree are not specific because this Magnolia, much unlike its counterparts, is very drought tolerant. The Royal Star can also benefit from the use of a slow release fertilizer in spring and summer.

One of the main reasons to love Magnolia Stellata Royal Star, aside from its hardiness to winter weather, is its early bloom rate. These trees produce fragrant white flowers in early spring before the leaves even begin budding. Get a jumpstart on spring this year by planting the early blooming Royal Star Magnolia!

Additionally, the Royal Star is great due to its small size. Growing only 10 to 15 feet tall at maturity, these dwarf trees can sometimes be mistaken for a large shrub. Their small size makes them the perfect tree for smaller projects and secluded spaces.

From its Japanese origin, this tree gained popularity in its traditional use of Asian Gardens. Today, the tree is used in a wide variety of ways including use in courtyards, cottage gardens, and as specimen trees.


Growzone: 4-9 Royal Star Magnolia Hardiness Zone 4-9
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 10 to 15 Feet
Mature Width: 10 to 12 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Upright, umbrella shaped canopy
Foliage: Dark green, yellow color in fall
Flower Color: White, fragrant
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites

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