Magnolia stellata (White)
Description: The star magnolia is the best known of all Magnolia species. It is a slow growing, rather densely small tree. This tree has masses of flowers every spring varying from white, light pink, and even dark pink. Flowering starts when the plants are still quite young, and is probably the hardiest of all Magnolias.
History: Native to the mountains of southern Honshu, Japan. Introduced to Britain by Charles Maries, the English plant collector in 1877 or 1878.
Magnolia Growing Tips: Full sun to part shade lover, best grown in consistently moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Provide sheltered site as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds, and late frosts. Shape and size can be controlled by pruning which should be done either immediately after flowering or during late summer.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m