Magnolia stellata

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A very popular, frost hardy deciduous magnolia that will grow slowly into a bushy small to medium sized shrub. It can be used throughout the garden and can be successfully grown in containers. It produces masses of star shaped white flowers in late Winter/ early Spring and is often the first of the deciduous Magnolias to start flowering.


Magnolias prefer a moist, fertile and well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. A sunny aspect in a protected position is best, though they do tolerate partial shade, and some protection from strong wind will enhance and prolong the flowering season. We advise an annual application of good quality fertiliser in spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself. Protect new growth from slugs and snails.

Landscape Uses

Deciduous Magnolias are a spectacular feature plant and look fantastic planted as a single specimen or in a garden setting. They have a non-invasive shallow root system that makes them ideal to plant close to the home for summer shade. They blend beautifully with other winter/spring traditional flowering favourites such as Azaleas, Camellias and Hellebores.


Height to 3m
Width 1.2m to 1.5m