Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’

Royal Star Magnolia

Smaller in stature than its Southern Magnolia cousins, this versatile tree is a great choice for most modern-day yards. Royal Star Magnolia is prized for its large, fragrant, starburst shaped blooms in early spring.

$600

  • Tolerates: Clay Soil
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Season: March–April
  • Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Spread (Min): 8
  • Spread (Max): 15
  • Height (Min): 10
  • Height (Max): 20
  • Leaves vs Needles: Flowering
  • Size: Medium

About

The Royal Star Magnolia commands attention and will bring a regal beauty to your lawn or garden. Smaller in stature than its Southern Magnolia cousins, this versatile flowering tree is a great choice for most modern-day yards. Each of its hardy, upright cup-shaped blossoms are a work of art. Their starburst shape covers its branches at the beginnings of spring before its neighboring trees have even awakened from their long hibernation. After its beautiful bloom, the Royal Star Magnolia’s medium-green elliptic leaves begin to unfurl. The Royal Star Magnolia thrives in full sun to part shade (best flowering in full sun), so try to find a mostly sunny spot that’s protected from high winds. This hardy tree is also adaptable to different soil types including clay, but prefers organically rich, well-drained sites and will not tolerate wet, boggy conditions. Left to its own devices, the Royal Star Magnolia forms a spreading domed crown but can be easily trimmed into a globe or oval shape; prune in late winter before new growth starts for best results.