5ft Magnolia Stellata |25L Pot | Half Standard | 6 Years Old

Code: TR063230L2
5ft Magnolia Stellata |25L Pot | Half Standard | 6 Years Old
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5ft Magnolia Stellata |25L Pot | Half Standard | 6 Years Old

Pleasing dainty white flowers and perfect for small gardens

Commonly referred to as the Star Magnolia, the Magnolia stellata tree boasts pure white obovate flowers (sometimes with a pale pink tinge) in the spring, blossoming from small silky buds during winter time. The deciduous Japanese tree emits a pleasantly soft fragrance and holds little space, making it an ideal plant for gardens with limited area to play with.

This easy care shrub requires little pruning and will reward you by creating a fantastic focal point in the garden offering year round interest.

Variety Information

Habit Bushy
Flower Colour Pure White/Pale Pink
Flower Type Cup-Shaped
Foliage Colour Green with brown tinge
Features Spring Blossom, Attractive Foliage

Size Information

Supplied As 25L Pot Half-Standard
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.5m (5ft)
Age 6 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 10m x 10m (30 x 30ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
9cm Pot 0.3m 9cm Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £9.90  £7.99
PrimroseRRP £9.90  £7.99 View Here
10L Pot 1.5m 10L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
£39.99  £29.99
Primrose £39.99  £29.99View Here
18L Pot 1.8m 18L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £99.99 View Here
25L Pot Half-Standard 1.5m 25L Pot Half-Standard Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £149.99 This Product
55L Pot 2.1m 55L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £159.99 View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

You can see an example, from our nursery, of the size and quality tree you will receive.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

Magnolia trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: While magnolia trees originate from the North America and South/East Asia, the varieties Primrose stock have been specially bred, primarily in France and United States, for colder climates and are fully hardy in the UK's climate.
  • Position: Magnolia trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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