Magnolia Stellata 20-30cm - 9cm Pot
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.
- Comes in a: 9cm Pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 20-30cm
- Tree is approx. 1 years old
- Approx. Growth Height:10m (32 ft)
- Approx. Growth Spread: 10m (32ft)
- Rate of Growth: Max. height in 6-10 years
- Flower Colour: Pure white/pale pink
- Foliage Colour: Green with an antique bronze tinge, especially when young and in autumn
- Flowering Period: Spring (April - June)
- Growing Habit: Bushy
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
- Scented: Yes - very scented
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained - acidic soil
Caring and Maintenance
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Select a position offering shelter from cold winds. Mix in a slow-release fertiliser when planting and water well. Prune in mid-summer if necessary
- Planting Distance: 3-4m minimum
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn/ spring are the best season for planting, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.
This is an example of 9cm potted plant: