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Magnolia stellata (Lily Tree)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Magnolia stellata Description

This deciduous small tree bears fragrant white star shaped flowers. Spring blossom gives way to green foliage, however Stelata's compact structure makes it an attractive specimen - ideal in tub or as small specimen - 3m x 3.5m

Magnolia stellata - Cultivation Notes

Magnolia requires fertile well drained soil- avoiding chalk. Flowers are damaged by frost / wind - so plant under shelter in full / partial sun. Prune out dead / shape in late summer. Mulch annually

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Magnolia stellata:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Magnolia stellata

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Magnolia stellata:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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View other shrubs with white flowers, or shrubs with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Magnowlia, Magnolea, Magneolia, Magolia, Magnolaea