Royal Star Magnolia

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Quick Overview

Considered the best of the Star Magnolia cultivar, Royal Star is an ideal accent tree for smaller home landscapes. This tree features extremely fragrant star-shaped snow-white flowers in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season, changing to a stunning coppery bronze in the fall with pink seed pods. Royal Star is fast-growing and considered the hardiest of all Magnolia.

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Considered the best of the Star Magnolia cultivar, Royal Star is an ideal accent tree for smaller home landscapes. This tree features extremely fragrant star-shaped snow-white flowers in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season, changing to a stunning coppery bronze in the fall with pink seed pods. Royal Star is fast-growing and considered the hardiest of all Magnolia.

Where to put it:

Royal Star Magnolia’s compact, shrub-like size makes it an ideal feature tree for tight areas. Royal Star is commonly used in the front or back landscape to provide accent or anchoring, or around a deck or patio. This tree should be planted at least 5ft away from buildings. This is a clump tree, so keep in mind that it will block the view of anything you put it in front of.

What it needs:

Royal Star Magnolia is an extremely tolerant tree that can grow in almost any condition. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the root system is well-established.

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’
Hardiness Zone 5
Tree Type Ornamental & Flowering
Size Range Compact Tree (6-15 feet)
Mature Height 15'
Mature Spread 10'
Shape Upright Spreading/Arching
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold, Brown/Copper
Flower Color White
Decorative Fruit None
Landscape Uses Under Utility Wires, Privacy/Screening, Ornamental/Flowering
Growth Rate Moderate to Rapid
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature Very Reliable, Large Abundant Flowers, Compact Size