Star magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Star magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 18 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 18 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
small tree to large shrub; oval to rounded, wide-spreading form; 10-18’ tall; 15-18’ wide; slow grower; smooth, light gray bark; white, very fragrant flowers in April; produces fruit when older; fruit produces bright orange seeds; no fall color; full sun; prefers loamy, organic soil, neutral to slightly acidic pH, moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to dry, compacted, heavy clay, poorly drained soils, drought, and road salt; plant in spring only; flowers can be killed by late, hard frosts so plant on eastern or northeastern side of a building to delay flowering up to one week; native to Japan; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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