Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
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Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
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Order Now Shipping Spring of 2022

Royal Star Magnolia expresses the joy we all feel at the arrival of spring.  After a long winter, is there anything better than seeing (and smelling) a Magnolia tree breaking out in masses ofstrappy, sparkling white flowersIf you really can’t wait, you can even cut a few branches early for a vase, and the blooms will open indoors—perfuming your home with their clean, sweet scent.  Royal Star’s naturally compact and bushy habit makes it useful privacy tree for screening views during the growing season, but this tree also serves as a delightful specimen for your front yard, patio, or courtyard when “limbed up” into a more traditional tree-like form.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 10-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

The Japanese Star Magnolia first graced English gardens in 1877, though it had been grown in America since 1862. (You mean we actually got hold of a new garden plant before the British?!) The selection ‘Royal Star’ came to be at the nursery of John Vermeulen & Sons in New Jersey in the 1950s. It was the offspring of an older variety, ‘Waterlily.’ The Vermeulens opened their doors in 1921, but sadly, closed them in 2013. They had introduced a total of 64 new trees and shrubs to the trade.

The Details

Just when you think spring will never arrive, you will see the spectacular display of large and very fragrant white flowers on this sensational tree. The flowers will engulf and overwhelm this small tree that will be a “star” anywhere in your landscape.

How to Grow

Royal Star Magnolias are those small bare trees covered with white star-like flowers in early spring. They do best planted in areas that receive full sun and have well-drained soil. I would recommend not planting it in low-lying areas or valleys where cold air could collect causing a “frost pocket.” Royal Star Magnolias could suffer from frost damage. Apply a dose of Elements fertilizer once a year during the fall months. Fertilizing should only be necessary for the first 3 years or so. Royal Star Magnolias bloom very early and don’t require a lot of pruning – you might not have to prune at all! But if you absolutely feel the need to prune – do so after it is done blooming. This Royal Star doesn’t really have any major pest problems. Soft-shell scale could be a rare occurrence but they are very easy to control.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 10-15'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

4-5' tall. Grown in our #15 tree container, very full and thick. Low branched to the ground, pyramidal form. A substantial tree for this variety.

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Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Tree
Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Leaf
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Royal Star Magnolia - multi stem clump Additional Product Shot 153
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