Tagged as: Plants for Shady Sites
Botanical Name: Magnolia stellata
Common Name: Star Magnolia
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Height: 8-10' Spread: 10-12' Habit/Form: Round to spreading Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: As with most Magnolias this plant grows in full sun to light shade. Requires a moist, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil, high in organic matter. Flowers highly susceptible to frost damage.
Ornamental Characteristics: Commonly grown as a multi-stemmed shrub. Silvery-gray bark and fuzzy, swelling buds add interest to the winter landscape. In early spring, white, fragrant 5-inch flowers are occasionally tinged with pink. Attractive fruits are reminiscent of a small, red cucumber.
Uses in the Landscape: A small ornamental tree or shrub, useful in an established garden, tucked into a sheltered location, near an entryway, or in a shrub border.
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